Federal Work-Study (FWS)


Department:    Biology
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. Biology research experience preferred.
     
Start Date:    August 26th, 2015
Hours per week:    5
Pay range:    $8
     
Supervisor:    Michelle Starz-Gaiano
     
Contact Person:    Michelle Starz-Gaiano
Email:    starz@umbc.edu
Phone:    410-455-2217
Best time to contact:    10.30am - 5pm
Last modified:    2015-04-24
     


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 for making buffers and solutions.
     
Required skills:    Responsible, organized and punctual.
     
Start Date:    August 26th, 2015
Hours per week:    4
Pay range:    $10
     
Supervisor:    Rachel Brewster
     
Contact Person:    Sharlene Brown
Email:    shbrown1@umbc.edu
Phone:    410-455-6322
Best time to contact:    9am - 5pm
Last modified:    2015-04-24
     


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 26th, 2015
Hours per week:    8 hours
Pay range:    $10
     
Supervisor:    Rachel Brewster
     
Contact Person:    Jong Park
Email:    pjong1@umbc.edu
Phone:    410-455-6322
Best time to contact:    9am - 5pm
Last modified:    2015-05-21
     


Department:    Biological Sciences
Position:    Laboratory Prep Assistant
Positions Available:    2
Duties:    Prepare growth medium and other solutions, wash glassware, prepare instruments/materials for experiments
     
Required skills:    Attention to detail, responsiveness to questions and feedback, sense of responsibility
     
Start Date:    September 1, 2015
Hours per week:    10
Pay range:    $10-$12 per hour
     
Supervisor:    Stephen M. Miller
     
Contact Person:    Stephen M. Miller
Email:    stmiller@umbc.edu
Phone:    410-455-3381
Best time to contact:    9 am-5 pm
Last modified:    2015-04-11
     


Department:    Biological Sciences
Position:    Student Office Assistant
Positions Available:    1-2
Duties:    Answer phones; help visitors to the Biology department; filing; copying for faculty and staff; transporting documents between departments; maintain equipment check-out logs; Other duties as assigned.
     
Required skills:    Punctuality and attendance are required. Needs to be able to work independently while providing excellent customer service to students, staff, and faculty. Experience with Microsoft Office software a plus. Experience with digital copier operation a must.
     
Start Date:    08/26/2015
Hours per week:    10 total (can be split between 2 people)
Pay range:    $8.00
     
Supervisor:    Melody Wright
     
Contact Person:    Melody Wright
Email:    melodyw@umbc.edu
Phone:    410-455-3669
Best time to contact:    10:00 am-12:00pm
Last modified:    2015-04-11