Biology: Lab Assistant #7

Department:                                  Biology

Job Title:                                        Lab Assistant

Average hours per week:             6

Specific working hours:              Typically, 1 hour per day or every other day (in coordination with another student)                                                           as well as some weekend times.

Job duties/Skills:

  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Interest and/or connection to department
  • No experience required – Will train
  • Undergraduate assistant will be a committed animal caretaker for the axolotl salamander colony. This includes feeding animals, maintaining water quality, cleaning tanks/animal spaces, and doing health/breeding checks. A daily or semi-daily check in (in coordination with another student) should be expected. Must be able to carry 4-8 liter tanks and use a stepladder on occasion.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Effectively and efficiently convey and receive information, both formally and informally, using verbal, non-verbal and writing skills amongst various stakeholders.
  • Enhance their time management, problem solving and, teamwork skills
  • Develop practical competence through obtaining experience relating to their degree,
  • Develop cognitive and interpersonal skills that are measurable and transferable
  •  Function as a part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Develop professional contacts
  • Constructively receive and apply professional feedback
  • Develop an understanding of professional cultures and expectations