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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:

  • 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 laboratory attendants during the Fall 2021 semester. Lab attendant positions are filled on a per semester basis.


The primary responsibility of the Laboratory Attendant is assisting faculty during teaching labs. This may include answering student questions, providing guidance with laboratory procedures, ensuring students are practicing good laboratory maintenance, and ensuring all safety protocols are being followed. This position may include some prep work and clean up at the end of the lab section. Lab attendants are expected to be friendly and approachable to all members of the classroom. 

The laboratory prep assistant is responsible for preparing materials needed for their assigned lab course. This can include setting up and calibrating equipment, running experiments, preparing and aliquoting reagents, 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.

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.