The Department of Biology and Chemistry offers many opportunities for student employment. Opportunities include assisting instructors as a laboratory teacher assistant, leading a small group discussion as a peer-led team learning leader for general chemistry, or working behind the scenes as a grader, dishwasher, or biology or chemistry lab assistant. Other science-related jobs through the Learning Enrichment Center include tutoring students in biology and chemistry and leading supplemental instruction (SI) groups. Follow the links below for more information about these jobs.
Students interested in an employment opportunity with the department will need to fill out the appropriate paperwork and attend safety training. Current job listings and further details will be posted on the bottom floor of the Wynn Science Center outside the lab technician’s office (WYNN 10).
Current Job Openings
- Laboratory Teacher Assistant
- Course Grader
- Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) Leader–General Chemistry
- Lab Assistant-Biology or Chemistry
- Tutor/Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader
Laboratory Teacher Assistant
Laboratory teacher assistants assist instructors during the laboratory period by helping students to complete their laboratory exercises, monitoring the lab preparation, replenishing supplies as necessary, assisting in lab cleanup and the supervision of student safety, and other duties as assigned. Assisting in a lab is a good way to solidify your own knowledge as you help students learn scientific concepts.
To apply, you must have received a grade of B or better in the course for which you would like to assist. If you are interested in this position, contact Lab Manager Nicole Mulcahy at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application and more information.
Course graders correct assignments, quizzes, and/or tests for their specified course during the semester. They work under the supervision of the course instructor to determine student assignment expectations and may keep a record of the grades.
To apply, you must have received a grade of B or better in the course for which you would like to assist. If you are interested in this position, contact Lab Manager Nicole Mulcahy at for an application and more information.
Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) Leader-General Chemistry
PLTL leaders conduct weekly two-hour workshop sessions for General Chemistry. They attend weekly workshop training courses and are expected to complete all assigned work for the course. In addition, they prepare for workshop sessions and informally evaluate the progress of group members. For more information, contact Abby Hodges at email@example.com.
Lab Assistant-Biology or Chemistry
Lab assistants help with the set-up of lab experiments, including the preparation of solutions, performing basic maintenance on equipment, and performing other specialized duties around the department as assigned. The lab assistant must be able to work independently and show initiative.
If you are interested in this position, you must fill out an application and complete an interview. To apply, contact Lab Manager Nicole Mulcahy at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application and to schedule an interview time.
Dishwashers wash glass and dishware and put it away. They are responsible for keeping dishwashing areas neat and clean and for checking dishwashing areas around the department for items to be washed or areas to be cleaned. Occasionally, they are asked to perform other lab maintenance duties as assigned by the lab manager, chemistry stockroom manager, or lab technician.
If you are interested in this position, contact Lab Manager Nicole Mulcahy at email@example.com for an application and more information.
Tutor/Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader
These jobs are available through the Learning Enrichment Center. Stop by the center for more information.