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Undergraduate Research Assistant position

Position information

Department: Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
Application Due: December 9, 2019 or until position is filled
Start date: Jan 2, 2020 or earlier
End date: May 2020 (renewal based on performance)
Hours: 10-19 hours per week, some evenings and weekends may be required

Job Description

The Mechanical Adaptations Laboratory is seeking a motivated student to work on a biomedical research project focused on stem cell aging in bone. The ideal candidate will be a team player interested in working with mice and learning molecular biology techniques. They must also be hardworking, self-reliant, well organized and interested in mechanobiology. There may be times the work required will take longer than planned, so applicants should be willing to commit to the completion of a task. Ideally, applicants will be a sophomore or a junior in a Life Science or Biomedical Engineering field; however, seniors will be considered. This job is an excellent opportunity to gain research experience in a growing and exciting field of biomedical engineering. Please check out our website for more information.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain mouse colony including, but not limited to, collecting samples for genotyping, weaning litters, and maintaining online and paper records
  • Collect tissues from animal models
  • Perform aseptic cell culture of bone marrow aspirates
  • Proper handling of biologic tissues and chemical reagents
  • Other duties as assigned
    Minimum Requirements:
  • Be a sophomore or junior undergraduate in the Life Sciences or Biomedical Engineering
  • Interested in pre-clinical work and comfortable with animal research
  • Ability to commit up to six uninterrupted hours in the laboratory, one day per week
  • Ability to be in the lab five days a week for up to 1 hour per day
  • Willing to commit to the entire performance period (Jan 2020 – May 2020)

How to Apply

Please email your resume, unofficial transcript, a brief cover letter, and Spring 2020 semester availability to

Review of applications will start immediately on a rolling basis and selected students will be contacted for an interview.

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