Job Posting

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Veterinary Pathobiology

Position Information


Assist in research focusing on flea vectors of Yersinia pestis. Basic responsibilities will include assisting in maintenance of the flea colony, maintaining proper data records, assisting with experiments and performing routine tasks within the laboratory. Perform lab maintenance duties such as cleaning glassware, restocking supplies and making bacterial media. All proper protocols and techniques must be followed and maintained. May be required to work with and handle animals.

Increased responsibilities will be incorporated dependent upon individual success. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, data collection, performing complex techniques and procedures, establishing research parameters, planning and modifying research procedures.

Perform other research or lab associated duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Skills

Organizational skills, ability to abide by safety and laboratory protocols, knowledge of scientific writing and literature databases, and minimal data analysis skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior knowledge and lab experience in microbiology. Demonstrated abilities in lab techniques. Interest in vector-borne diseases.

Faculty Mentor or Sponsor

Other Comments

Application documents requested are: Resume, Transcripts and Cover Letter. Application materials should be sent to Dawn Pauling at

We encourage students to include a resume or transcript when e-mailing a faculty mentor to apply for a posted position.