Three categories of student workers are represented in the Biology Department: Teaching Associate, Lab Assistant and Lab Worker. Teaching Associates work directly with faculty in preparing laboratory reagents, materials and cultures for the teaching labs; maintaining the teaching laboratories and equipment; tutoring students; grading exams, quizzes, homework, and lab notebooks; maintaining laboratory animals; and, most importantly, assisting the professor during laboratory sessions. The Laboratory Assistants and Laboratory Workers prepare laboratory materials, maintain and clean the teaching laboratories, and may assist in the animal room, computer room or science library.
Work assignments are arranged through discussions with the Biology Department Faculty based on student interest and experience and Departmental needs. Students may assist in one or more areas in the Department including zoology, botany, anatomy, physiology, microbiology, developmental biology, parasitology, genetics, and molecular and cellular biology. Student applicants should have maintained a “B” average in their major and collateral courses including Modern Biology, Zoology, Botany, and Chemistry: Structure & Dynamics.
Student Positions (2107 – 6740)