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How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should include the following information:

  • Which BIO department course(s) you wish to lab assist for
  • A list of BIO department courses you have completed
  • Contact information of a BIO faculty member who is recommending you

Job Summary

The Biology department is looking for students to work as virtual laboratory attendants during the Fall 2021 semester. Lab attendant positions are filled on a per semester basis.


The primary responsibility of the Laboratory Attendant - Virtual is assisting faculty during online teaching labs. This may include answering student questions and providing guidance with laboratory procedures during online synchronous laboratory sessions performed via video conferencing services. During lab sessions, breakout sessions will be created when students need help so they can gain one-on-one assistance. Lab attendants are expected to be friendly and approachable to all members of the classroom. Lab attendants will be responsible for helping faculty assemble and distribute take-home lab kits.

Required Qualifications*

Must be a currently enrolled UM-Flint student. Must be recommended by a Biology faculty member. Applicants must have access to a computer with a webcam and microphone, and a reliable internet connection.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.