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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 medical engineering. Through public programming, we work to inspire scientific curiosity in everyday life.

The Opportunity:

The Morgridge Institute is hiring a long term, part time Student Lab Assistant. The individual filling this position will provide laboratory support for the Pagliarini Lab within the Metabolism Theme. We are seeking a student who can commit to 10-15 hours per week and has availability weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There may be opportunities for additional hours, typically during school recess. Located in the Discovery Building, the Pagliarini Lab it situated in the heart of the UW-Madison campus at 330 North Orchard Street and is easily accessible by bus.

The incumbent will be responsible for a variety of tasks including: preparing stock solutions, reagents, and media; sterilizing lab materials and waste; maintaining a clean laboratory environment; and assisting lab personnel with a variety of tasks. The student lab assistant performs foundational support tasks, ensuring the laboratory remains highly functional and productive. Successful laboratory assistants are self-starters who operate well both autonomously and under supervision. They are excellent communicators and collaborators, able to efficiently and 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 and collaborate with Morgridge staff.


Candidates must be working toward an associate or bachelor’s degree. Ideal candidates will have successfully completed a college chemistry course and possess practical laboratory experience.

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