Job Posting

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Animal Science/Division of Biological Sciences

Position Information


Assist with raising and husbandry of prostate cancer mouse models.
Genotyping mice to confirm genetic profiles.
Help with routine care for the mice: health checks, changing cages, filling water bottles/ food, etc. This is a great opportunity for those interested in biology, psychology, animal sciences, pre-veterinary medicine, and pre-medicine.
Work and communicate with senior mouse technician and faculty members to coordinate care and raising of mice.
Work runs Monday through Friday; expected work schedule is one 8 hour day (cage/room cleaning), one 6 hour day (genotyping), and three 2 hour days (husbandry).

Required Skills

No prior experience required but attention to detail and good communication skills are a must.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience handling mice and/or working in a research lab.
The individual must also possess a general interest in biology, medicine, psychology, or related disciplines. Preference will be given to individuals majoring in these fields, although applicants with other areas of expertise will be considered.
Preference will be given to students permanently living in or near Columbia.

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