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Research Laboratory Assistant

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Work type: Limited Term Full Time
Location: Swarthmore
Categories: Staff

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425‐acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods. 

The Biology department at Swarthmore College is soliciting applications for a research laboratory assistant in the group of Associate Prof. Eva-Maria Collins in the field of biological physics. This 1-year time-limited position is for assisting with ongoing research using the freshwater polyp Hydra. The successful applicant has demonstrated experience with molecular or cellular biology techniques in a research setting. Applicants with experience working with aquatic animals are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will have opportunities to work closely with undergraduate students at Swarthmore. Applicants should have a Bachelor degree in Biology or a related field. Prior experience and/or explicit interest of mentoring undergraduate students is preferred.

To apply, candidates should submit their application materials, including a Cover letter, CV, and emails of three references through the Swarthmore College Job Portal.

This is a 1-year limited term position, with potential renewal pending external funding. This position offers a competitive benefits package and paid time off.  Click here to view employee testimonials and learn about what it’s like to be a part of the Swarthmore community.

Located in the immediate suburbs of Philadelphia and just 20 miles from Wilmington DE, Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be considered immediately and on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Please feel free to contact Eva-Maria directly with any questions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Biology or a related field;
  • Demonstrated experience with molecular or cellular biology techniques

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with aquatic animals
  • Prior research experience
  • Microscopy experience
  • Good working knowledge of Excel

 

This is a full-time position scheduled for 1-year Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm. This offers a competitive benefits package and paid time off.  Click here to view employee testimonials and learn about what it’s like to be a part of the Swarthmore community.

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 

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