Call for Applicants: OSU Medicine UG Lab Assistant

The OSU Wexner Medical Center COPPER lab is seeking applicants for an Undergraduate Laboratory Assistant position.

The COPPER lab is a well-funded organ transplant surgery research lab in the Medical Center, Department of Surgery. Specifically, the lab is looking for 1st or 2nd year undergraduate students with little to no laboratory experience, who are interested in getting their foot in the door with a biomedical science research laboratory.

Candidates do not need any prior research experience; they will learn everything they need for the job in the lab. They will spend the first 3-6 months completing all of the required medical center onboarding, security, safety and laboratory training. Students will also learn the primary support duties that keep the lab operational, including fundamental skills like sterile technique, chemical handling, and safe operation of equipment. They will then work one-on-one with the research scientists and staff in the lab to learn core experimental techniques in molecular biology, tissue culture and/or animal handling (depending on their interest).

This can serve as the first opportunity to get research experience or formal research credits. But if you’re looking to progress to graduate, medical, dental, vet school, etc, it is also an exceptional opportunity to set yourself apart from your peers. This role can become whatever you want, including a doorway to your next stage of training, research presentations, publications, reference letters… The sky is the limit!

This PDF (or Word doc) combines an email from a Post-doctoral Research Fellow of the lab, an introduction to the lab and role, and the application questionnaire.

Deadline Extended – Apply to be a Gen Chem TA

Application Deadline Extended: June 1, 2022

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is currently accepting applications for General Chemistry TA positions for Autumn 2022. A TA position provides the opportunity to improve your knowledge, gain teaching experience, and help students.

In order to apply, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed General Chemistry Sequence (1210/1220; 1610/1620; or 1910H/1920H) with an A or A- (preferred)
  • Cumulative GPA > 3.2
  • Enrolled in classes during Autumn 2022
  • No other paid monthly student appointment during Autumn 2022 (this includes paid research)

Appointment details are as follows:

  • Salary: $12/hour
  • Hours: 10-12/week
  • Responsibilities: teach one 3-hour lab; grade assignments and prepare for teaching responsibilities; 1 office hour/week; proctor all exams; attend weekly staff meeting

Training will take place in August during business hours. Please describe any potential conflicts with training on your application.

If you are interested, you may apply here. https://go.osu.edu/au22gcta

After you submit an application, you will be asked to submit a schedule. This does not guarantee a TA position. If your schedule changes, please update it by July 1st. If you make a change to your schedule after this date, you will be responsible for switching your assignment with another TA or forfeit your position.

Applications and schedules are due by 11:59 pm on June 1, 2022. Hiring decisions will be made by late July.

Please contact chemlabsupervisor@osu.edu with any questions.

Autumn 2022 Gen Chem Prep Lab – Application Open

Work in the General Chemistry Prep Lab for Autumn 2022!
Application deadline: May 1, 2022

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is currently accepting applications for Lab Assistants in the General Chemistry Prep Lab for Autumn 2022! Lab Assistant positions provide students with the opportunity to work in an active laboratory space, network with peers with similar goals, and learn valuable customer service skills applicable to many careers. Students employed for several semesters may have the opportunity to take on a leadership role.

In order to apply, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed all General Chemistry (1000 level) courses required for your major
  • Cumulative GPA > 3.2
  • Enrolled in classes during Autumn 2022
  • No other paid monthly student appointment during Autumn 2022 (this includes paid research)

Appointment details are as follows:

  • Salary: $10/hour
  • Hours: 8-12/week
  • Responsibilities: preparation and distribution of reagents, distribution, and maintenance of lab equipment, etc.
  • Mandatory paid training will begin on August 15th. Please be sure you describe any potential conflicts with training in your application.

Apply here.

When submitting your application, you will be asked for a schedule. This does not guarantee position. A more accurate schedule will be collected upon hiring.

Applications should be submitted by 11:59 pm on May 1st, 2022.

Please contact Tyler Weaver at weaver.646@osu.edu with any questions or concerns.

Job Opening: COVID-19 Student Lab Assistant

Deadline Approaching: Dec 28, 2020

The Applied Microbiology Services Lab (AMSL), is seeking applicants for COVID-19 Student Lab Assistants in order to expand its SARS-CoV-2 screening program staff for the spring semester. AMSL is a CLIA-certified BSL-2+ lab operated jointly by the Department of Microbiology, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Infectious Diseases Institute, Office of Research. The university’s SARS-CoV-2 screening program is run through AMSL.

Position Information

  • University title: Student assistant
  • Wage: $12-$13 per hour, based on experience
  • Pay frequency: Bi-weekly

Position Description

  • Under the direction of the Applied Microbiology Lab Services (AMSL) manager and other designated lab personnel, AMSL COVID-19 student lab assistants will assist with various lab duties including client services, sample processing, and testing; operates specialized equipment and follows all testing protocols to produce results for input into the appropriate database(s); and more.
  • Work schedules may include non-traditional work days/times (e.g., evenings and/or weekends) to accommodate testing and lab needs.
  • Position is temporary (actual duration unknown, but less than ten months.)
  • Full description on job flyer.

If interested, please email your resume by Monday, December 28th to asc-microbioservice@osu.edu.

Direct questions regarding the positions should be directed to Jeff Jahnes (Jahnes.2@osu.edu), AMSL Lab Manager.