Student Lab Assistant – Cantor Lab

The Organization

As an independent research organization, the Morgridge Institute for Research explores uncharted scientific territory to discover tomorrow’s cures. In affiliation with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we support researchers who take a fearless approach to advancing human health in emerging fields such as regenerative biology, metabolism, virology and biomedical imaging. Through public programming, we work to inspire scientific curiosity in everyday life.

The Opportunity:

The Morgridge Institute is hiring a part time Laboratory Assistant. That individual that fills this position will provide laboratory support for the Cantor Lab within the Metabolism Theme. We are seeking a student who can commit to 8-12 hours per week and has availability weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The incumbent will be responsible for a variety of tasks that include the following:

  • Cleaning and sterilizing lab glassware
  • Disposing of waste materials, including those generated for tissue culture
  • Maintaining a clean laboratory environment
  • Restocking commonly used supplies

The laboratory assistant performs foundational support tasks that allow the laboratory to remain highly functional and productive. Successful laboratory assistants are highly motivated and expected to operate independently and under supervision.   They are excellent communicators and can efficiently/effectively execute a variety of important and time-sensitive tasks. Student positions offer flexible schedules, an opportunity to gain valuable work experience, and the ability to network with Morgridge staff.


Candidates must be working toward an associate or bachelor’s degree. Ideal candidates will have successfully completed a college-level laboratory course in chemistry or biology.

To apply:

Interested candidates should submit using the link below.

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