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Student Master 1 Undergrad - Research Assistant

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Job no: 500280
Department: Biology
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Student
Categories: Research, Scientific, Other

Job Title:

Student Master 1 Undergrad - Research Assistant


$10.00 - $11.50/hr

Duration of Appointment: 

two semesters

Hours per Week:


Job Summary:

We are seeking a URA to support the Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB)
Research Initiative grant, whose goal is to test the response of freshwater algae
(phytoplankton) to changes in light and nutrients with implications for the development
of HABs in Ohio lakes. This work will help to inform Governor Dewine's H2Ohio program
strategies to address HABs in Ohio waters. The URA will be working primarily under the
graduate supervisor and gain valuable experience at MU’s Ecology Research Center
(ERC) and in the laboratory, with opportunities for travel to field sites around Ohio and
attend partner meetings.

Essential Duties:

Responsibilities include:
 Schedule will average 20 hours per week, during the Summer 2022 and Fall
semesters (anticipated start date May 25, 2022).
 Primary duties will include cleaning and preparing sample containers,
maintaining live cultures, and assisting in the set-up, tear-down, and clean-up
of experiments in the laboratory and at the Ecological Research Center (ERC).
 Work will be completed under close supervision, with the opportunity for more
independent work based on performance (e.g., leading own experiments and
learning more advanced data collection/analysis techniques).
 The URA will follow lab safety protocols and established procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

 The URA must be an undergraduate seeking a degree in science, including
biology, microbiology or related discipline, preferably with a focus in limnology
or aquatic sciences.
 The URA must have a schedule that allows for blocked work time (less than 1 hour
blocks) and live within drivable distance to the Oxford area.
 The ideal candidate has experience working in a laboratory setting (intro biology
lab experience is enough), can strictly follow protocols, and has an interest in
science that supports decision-making.

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For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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