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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:

  • 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 at the University of Michigan-Flint is looking for qualified students to prepare labs for the Fall 2021 semester. This appointment has a moderately flexible schedule and would require approximately 8 hours per week, with the opportunity to work as much as 20 hours. Determination of a weekly schedule would be done upon hire in conjunction with the Laboratory Coordinator.


The laboratory prep attendant is responsible for preparing materials needed for their assigned lab course. This can include setting up equipment, running experiments, preparing media and/or bacterial cultures, aliquoting reagents, washing glassware, and collecting laboratory waste. Prep assistants work with minimal supervision and are also responsible for basic laboratory cleanliness and maintenance. Responsibilities also include performing inventory of their assigned lab space and working with the Laboratory Coordinator and faculty to ensure materials are ordered and delivered in time for labs.

Required Qualifications*

Must be a currently enrolled UM-Flint student. Must be recommended by a Biology faculty member.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience in Biology and/or Chemistry labs is preferred. Excellent organizational skills.

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.