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Student Research Lab Assistant-Work Study

Overview of IU SOM Pediatrics Department:
The primary facility for pediatric basic science research at IU School of Medicine is the 750,000-square-foot Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research, where researchers investigate the causes and mechanisms of pediatric diseases and discover new therapies and treatments. The Wells Center is located on the IU School of Medicine Indianapolis campus and connected to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. 

Overview of the Position:
Our lab is seeking a dedicated and well-organized student lab assistant that will assist in weekly lab activities that include animal husbandry, making reagents, running experiments, and collecting samples, while maintaining accurate study records, and inventory upkeep. Communication, following IACUC, EHS, and IU regulations and protocols, and detailed note-taking are essential for this position. The student lab assistant will be working with mice and at times up to 2 hours at a time. We are looking for someone that can work between 10-20hrs a week.

Required Qualifications: Must have the ability to communicate thoroughly and timely, while keeping pristine data records. Must have completed one university-level biology lab. Must have the ability to work 6hrs+/week. Must have Federal work-study award and submit with resume. Must have professional behavior, and be reliable and able to manage time. Must also be able to work within the hours of 9-5 Mon-Fri (most shifts will be Mon-Thurs). Must have a willingness and desire to learn. Also must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

Desired Qualifications: Skilled in wet-lab research, working experience in rodent handling.

Learned Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities:
In this position, you will learn to work as a communicator by building relationships with other researchers and collaborators, which will help in building active listening skills. The researcher will also learn to evaluate information and convey ideas effectively, via email, presentations, and record-keeping. You will also use learn how to think more critically while learning to analyze and evaluate effectively as a problem solver. As an innovator, you will learn to investigate new research proposals as well as helping to create presentations, data sets, and protocol development. Lastly, as a community contributor, you will learn the ethics of research, understand and anticipate consequences while engaging and merging in the research culture with your own.