Laboratory Assistant position in the Patek Lab
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We are looking for an enthusiastic, reliable undergraduate interested in biological or bioengineering research. In addition to the general lab tasks outlined below, the student would be involved in a research project analyzing the evolution of morphological shape in mantis shrimp. The specific research duties would involve analyzing digital images of mantis shrimp using custom computer software.
- Assist with ongoing research projects (digital image analysis)
- Care for marine animals – feeding, cleaning, aquarium tank maintenance, making saltwater.
- Acquire papers and books from the library.
- Scan papers into a digital library.
- Provide general assistance, including photocopying, database management, and running errands
Requirements & Qualifications:
- Please send a cover letter and resume by email to Prof. Patek (email@example.com). Please include information about previous job experience(s), at least two references, and a brief statement of how this job matches your goals. We will only review applications containing this information.
- Experience in at least ONE of the following areas: engineering, physics, biomechanics, evolutionary/functional morphology, general biology or marine animal care
- Organized, detail-oriented, dependable and willing to learn new skills
- Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, and library literature searches
- Ability to learn new computer programs.
Hours and salary
8-10 hrs/week, $11-12/hour