Federal Work-Study (FWS)


Department:    Biology
Position:    Lab Assistant
Positions Available:    1
Duties:    This position is for a person to assist researchers in a microbiological laboratory (graduate and undergraduate students). The requirements of the job are to insure that sterile glass and plasticware are available for use, and to prepare microbiological media, chemical solutions where necessary. In addition, the job involves washing laboratory glass and plasticware using an automated dishwasher.
     
Required skills:    Requires simple mathematical skills, ability to follow written instructions and an ability to work independently based on provided written protocols. No background is required in microbiology or other biological science. The position is not restricted to Biological Science or related majors.
     
Start Date:    Fall semester
Hours per week:    10-15
Pay range:    $7.25
     
Supervisor:    Philip Farabaugh
     
Contact Person:    Philip Farabaugh
Email:    farabaug@umbc.edu
Phone:    410-455-3018
Best time to contact:    Anytime
Last modified:    2014-07-24
     


Department:    Biology
Position:    Lab assistant
Positions Available:    1
Duties:    We are seeking one work study student to assist twice a week with cleaning glassware in the laboratory and maintaining common work spaces. Also, he/ she will be responsible of raising baby fish.
     
Required skills:    Responsible, organized and punctual.
     
Start Date:    Fall 2014
Hours per week:    5
Pay range:    $10.00
     
Supervisor:    Rachel Brewster
     
Contact Person:    Neus Sanchez
Email:    neus1@umbc.edu
Phone:    410-455-6322
Best time to contact:    mornings
Last modified:    2014-06-30
     


Department:    Biology
Position:    Zebrafish feeder
Positions Available:    2
Duties:    We are seeking two work study students to assist with feeding and caring for zebrafish, a type a tropical fish, that we use in our research in developmental neurobiolgy. We house a large colony of zebrafish comprising about 3,000 individuals. Responsibilities include feeding the fish on a daily basis, cleaning tanks, checking and logging water quality, in addition to a variety of other activities pertaining to the function of the fish facility. The feeding takes about an hour and is done on a daily basis at a fixed time, which can be either between 8 and 9 AM or in the afternoon between 3 and 4 PM. The other tasks in the fish facility can be done at flexible times.
     
Required skills:    Punctual, responsible and good with animals.
     
Start Date:    August 27th, 2014
Hours per week:    8 hours
Pay range:    $10
     
Supervisor:    Rachel Brewster
     
Contact Person:    Neus Sanchez
Email:    neus1@umbc.edu
Phone:    410-455-6322
Best time to contact:    mornings
Last modified:    2014-06-30
     


Department:    Biological Sciences
Position:    Laboratory Aide
Positions Available:    1
Duties:    The work study student will pour nematode growth media plates, make common laboratory solutions as needed, and be responsible for cleaning and autoclaving laboratory glassware and plasticware. The position requires at most ten hours of work a week, and a student could work for our lab at the same time he/she also worked for another lab, to make up sufficient hours.
     
Required skills:    Most of all, the lab aide should be responsible and have an attention to detail, since the smooth functioning of our lab depends on this person. Basic laboratory skills such as weighing, measuring, pipetting are a plus.
     
Start Date:    Fall 2014
Hours per week:    5 - 10
Pay range:    $10/hour
     
Supervisor:    Dr. David Eisenmann
     
Contact Person:    Dr. David Eisenmann
Email:    eisenman@umbc.edu
Phone:    410-455-2256
Best time to contact:    by email
Last modified:    2014-07-08
     


Department:    Department of Biological Sciences
Position:    Laboratory helper
Positions Available:    1
Duties:    -Washing dishes -Making media -Making plates for bacterial culture making solutions
     
Required skills:    A course in chemistry or biology laboratory would be helpful
     
Start Date:    Fall 2014
Hours per week:    5-10
Pay range:    7.25- 8.00/ hour
     
Supervisor:    Dr. Phyllis Robinson
     
Contact Person:    Dr. Phyllis Robinson
Email:    probinso@umbc.edu
Phone:    410-455-2977
Best time to contact:    10 am -5 pm
Last modified:    2014-06-30
     


Department:    Biological Sciences
Position:    Drosophila Research Assistant
Positions Available:    1
Duties:    The Drosophila Research Assistant will be responsible for making culture media for two laboratories, including stocking supplies, cooking media, and cleaning up on a weekly basis. He/she will be required to manage orders from multiple users. He/she may also be responsible for maintaining a number of Drosophila cultures, and carrying out genetic experiments.
     
Required skills:    The student research assistant needs to be extremely reliable, organized, and responsible. Basic laboratory skills such as weighing, measuring, pipetting, and managing data are required.
     
Start Date:    Fall 2014
Hours per week:    5 hours
Pay range:    $9.00
     
Supervisor:    Michelle Starz-Gaiano
     
Contact Person:    Neus Sanchez
Email:    neus1@umbc.edu
Phone:    4104552486
Best time to contact:    Afternoons
Last modified:    2014-06-30
     


Department:    Biological Sciences
Position:    Laboratory aide
Positions Available:    2
Duties:    Wash laboratory glassware, prepare algal growth media, prepare solutions, sterilize research materials/supplies, maintain algal culture facility
     
Required skills:    Attention to detail, ability to communicate well with others in lab
     
Start Date:    Fall 2014
Hours per week:    8-10
Pay range:    $8.50-$10.00 per hour
     
Supervisor:    Stephen Miller
     
Contact Person:    Stephen Miller
Email:    stmiller@umbc.edu
Phone:    4108690581
Best time to contact:    9 am - 5 pm
Last modified:    2014-06-30