Play an important role in creating an effective educational experience by assisting both professors and students in the lab.
The Department typically hires around 25 positions each semester; these are paid positions that not only provide great experience in the lab working with faculty and students, but also are a great resume builder. Assistants must be familiar with the techniques and calculations used in the experiments and be capable of solving problems on-the-spot in order to help students with their experiments.
Requirements for Lab Assisting
- As a lab assistant, you must have taken the course or course equivalent in which you are assisting.
- You must have earned a grade of B or better in the course in which you are assisting.
The following steps must be completed to apply for a lab assistant position:
- Submit a Lab Application to the Chemistry Department Office. Check with the Administrative Assistant to determine current open lab positions.
- Once your application has been approved and a position confirmed, you need to stop at the Payroll Office (Spoelhof Center 370) to fill out all Student Employee Forms.
- Complete Online Student Employment Safety Training.
- Pease reference Student Employee Manual for time tracking and enter your hours into Portal.
Faculty members maintain vigorous year-round research programs designed to enhance the undergraduate chemistry experience. Interested students should discuss specific research opportunities with individual department faculty.
Research Assistants work one-on-one with faculty members in their personal laboratories. These are paid positions that provide fantastic opportunities into additional research opportunities both on-campus and off-campus.