Student Lab Assistant – Metabolism

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 for Research seeks a Student Lab Assistant to work in Dr. Jing Fan’s Metabolism lab.

Responsibilities include:

  • Sterilize tips and pipets
  • Cleaning dishes and autoclave
  • Prepare media and solutions
  • Animal husbandry, maintaining mice colony
  • Keep track of supplies
  • Assist with experiments
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

We are looking for a student who can start March- May and is willing to work in the lab for 1 year or more. The workload would be ~5 hour / week in this spring semester, and will be up to 15 hours a week, starting the summer after our current student lab assistant graduate. Hours are flexible. There is also a potential for independent study for students who show initiative and work well in this position.


Ideal candidates will be working towards a bachelor’s degree with a science focus. Prior knowledge and experience with lab equipment or animal husbandry is preferred, but not required (candidates will be trained for the tasks). Candidates must be detail-oriented, demonstrate the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively and they must be able to multitask and work in a timely manner.

In order to insure the safety of our workplace, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required unless an exemption is granted for medical, disability or religious reasons.

To Apply:

Qualified individuals interested in this opportunity are required to submit a cover letter and resume as one document via the link below.

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