Undergraduate job opening in the Patek Lab (FILLED)

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. 

Job tasks:

- 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 (patek@bio.umass.edu). 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



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