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Undergraduate Research Asst. - Williamson Lab - Student Assistant

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Department: Biology
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Student
Categories: Research, Scientific, Other

Job Title:

Undergraduate Research Asst. - Williamson Lab - Student Assistant


$11.30 - $12.30 / hr

Duration of Appointment:

two semesters

Hours per week:


Job Summary:

We are seeking an undergraduate to support the Global Change Limnology Laboratory, led by Dr. Craig Williamson. The lab seeks to understand how water clarity affects organisms in lakes. The student will be working primarily under the supervision of lab manager Erin Overholt.

Work assignments require advanced knowledge, skills, or abilities.
Some independent judgment or initiative.
A considerable knowledge of the work process as obtained through on-the-job training.
May involve supervisory responsibilities for an activity of limited scope.
May require a significant amount of physical exertion, adverse hour, or working conditions.

Essential Duties:

Schedule will average 5-8 hours per week, during the Fall and Spring semesters (anticipated start date August 22, 2022).
Primary duties will include counting and identifying zooplankton using a microscope, cleaning and preparing sample containers, and maintaining live cultures..
Work will be completed under close supervision, with the opportunity for more independent work based on performance.
The Student Associate will follow lab safety protocols and established procedures.

Minimum Qualifications: The Student Associate must be an undergraduate seeking a degree in science, including biology, microbiology or related discipline.
The Student Associate must have a schedule that allows for blocked work time (> 1 hour blocks).
The ideal candidate has experience working in a laboratory setting (intro biology lab experience is enough) and can strictly follow protocols. No prior knowledge of zooplankton identification is required.
EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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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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