Part-Time Student Lab Assistant
Indiana University

Bloomington, Indiana

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Job Summary

Department Specific Responsibilities

  • Orders laboratory supplies, data base generation and entry, cleans glassware, prepares of laboratory solutions and media, and overall general lab organization.
  • Assists in maintaining cell culture lines and reagents, as well as preparation of bacterial and plasmid stocks as needed.
  • Responsible for coordinating supplies and materials for animal care and must be willing to be trained in the responsible care of animals.
  • Orders and stocking supplies.
  • Prepares media, plates and autoclaving labware.
  • Databases entry and backup of computer files and databases.
  • Lab organization.
  • Sends out packages as necessary.
  • Maintenances of tissue culture lines.
  • Oversees the maintenance of the tissue culture room.
  • Maintenance of frozen cell culture lines.
  • Maintenance of bacterial and plasmid stocks.
  • Coordinates with animal care staff for prompt ordering/delivery of materials.
  • Other duties as required.



  • Currently enrolled as a student at Indiana University.
  • Appropriate coursework in Biology and Chemistry with labs on the path to a BS in a scientific discipline

  • A background in science is required, and additional training will be provided
  • Highly responsible, possess excellent attention to detail
  • Have good organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrates basic chemistry skills needed for preparation of laboratory solutions (understanding of molarity, concentration, dilutions and pH)
  • Opportunities to become involved in research will be available to highly motivated candidates who demonstrate commitment to learning and technical proficiency
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of laboratory testing
  • Knowledge of standard laboratory equipment operation (balances, pH meters, centrifuge)
  • Ability to interpret written instructions related to laboratory procedures and experiments
  • Knowledge and ability to perform standard laboratory mathematical calculations
  • Ability to maintain accurate records
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to multitask and efficiently complete repetitive tasks
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Work with limited supervision
  • Must be extremely responsible in scheduling and providing laboratory support

Additional Information

This is a year-round part-time position.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

Work Hours

Hours are flexible; however, a set schedule is preferred. Some occasional weekend hours may be required.

Work Hours

10-12 hours per week

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Part Time Employee

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Part Time Employee

Job Family: Part Time Student Employee

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Posting Disclaimer

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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