Temporary - Lab Assistant

Job description

Requisition # 2018-9549
Department Molecular Biology
Category Research and Laboratory
Full-Time / Part-Time Temporary
Application Deadline 11/30/2018


Princeton University's Department of Molecular Biology seeks applicants for a part-time Lab Assistant position to join a laboratory whose focus of work is advancing basic knowledge of photosynthetic organisms to enable increased crop yields.


The successful candidate will be responsible for all media and buffer preparations for the lab, as well as cleaning of reusable labware. Other duties include inventory, maintenance of media stocks and purchasing of lab supplies. The candidate will work closely with lab members and other lab assistants. This position is part-time and requires 10-16 hours of work per week.

In order to apply, please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for 3 references. Applications will be reviewed three weeks from the date of posting.



At least 2 years of laboratory experience.

Must have great attention to detail.

Must be able to work without supervision.

Must be able to manage own time and prioritize tasks.

Must be able to communicate in English about workload and timelines.

Must be able to rapidly learn new tasks and concepts.

Must be able to lift at least 30 lbs and occasionally use a ladder.


Three or more years' experience preferred.

Previous experience with media and buffer preparation and other biology lab techniques.

Experience with aseptic techniques, ability to follow protocols and execute mathematical calculations involved in solution preparations.

Excellent communication skills.

Ability to creatively solve problems.

Ability to lift up to 55 lbs.

Be advised that you will be contacted only if there is further interest in your application. Your candidate dashboard may not display status updates for this requisition.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

TMP, 001

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver's License Required


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Posted: 1/19/2019
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