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Organic Lab Assistant

Position Title: Organic Lab Assistant

Department/ Office: School of Science: Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Hourly Wage: $10.15- 15

This position is limited to candidates with a Federal Work-Study Program award. To verify you have a work-study award, please go to your account (look under Student Center and Financial Aid Summary). If you have an award, it will be listed with the rest of your financial aid (e.g., loans, grants, scholarships).


Position Overview:

As an organic stockroom assistant, you'll be part of an interactive learning environment with challenging material and lab work.

Position Duties:

  • Set up and breakdown organic lab experiments
  • Prepare chemicals and unknowns for organic labs with minimal supervision
  • Follow waste management and safety procedures
  • Assist with recording and record keeping related to research
  • Help maintain supply inventory
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must have taken chemistry laboratory course
  • Working knowledge of laboratory supplies, including chemicals
  • Must have a Federal Work-Study Award in order to be eligible for this position
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Prompt and completely dependable

Application Instructions:

  • Include the amount of your work-study award in your cover letter.

Learning Outcomes: 

Students in this role will develop critical thinking, valuable skills and knowledge regarding chemicals.

In accordance with the IUPUI Profiles of Learning for Undergraduate Success, experience in this position will help students become acquainted with the following profiles:

  • Communicator – The ability to listen, write, and speak effectively. The ability to assess a situation, seek multiple perspectives, gather more information if necessary, and identify key issues that need to be addressed.
  • Innovator – The ability to design, plan, organize, and implement projects and tasks within a specific timeframe.