The Franklin lab is looking for a part-time lab assistant to contribute to on-going research in microbiology and environmental science. Responsibilities will include: preparing solutions and media; organizing, sorting, and arranging supplies and equipment; cleaning glassware; performing molecular biology assays including DNA extractions and gel electrophoresis; and data entry. The person should be organized, keep careful notes, proficient with computers and work well in a team. Hours are flexible and pay will depend on experience. Preference will be given to students with prior lab experience in biology or environmental science. Opportunities for independent research may be available in future semesters.
Students must be eligible for federal work study, and should apply through the HireVCURams website at the VCU Career Services website (http://www.careers.vcu.edu/).
Dr. Rima Franklin
VCU Department of Biology
Laboratory of Microbial Ecology
Calling future researchers!
We are excited to request applications for:
The 2015 Molecular Lab Skills “Bootcamp”
Please share the attached flyer with your friends, students, trainee’s, listserves, organizations, social media, blogs….!
Did you ever hear the saying “you can’t get a job without experience, but you can’t get experience without a job”?
Well the Molecular Biology Lab Skills Bootcamp is designed specifically to overcome that conundrum! “Bootcamp” is a FREE week-long immersion workshop to prepare students to enter a molecular research lab for the first time.
May 11th – May 15th 2015 9.30 am – 4pm
The deadline for applications is: April 1st 2015
Prospective students can learn more and apply online here:
If you have any further questions about the program please contact myself
Bootcamp is sponsored by:
The Department of Biology, The Center on Health Disparities, and the VCU MARC, IMSD and BRIDGES research training programs.