Laboratory Assistant - Biology

Our lab is seeking highly motivated and organized students interested in learn molecular skills. Our lab is a molecular ecology lab that focuses on marine fishes. We use two approaches 1) population genetics approaches to determine patterns of population structure in fishes (deep water snappers, reef fish, and seahorses/pipefishes); 2) environmental DNA to characterize marine and aquatic fish/plankton communities.

We are seeking students who can dedicate at least 10 hours per week for a minimum of two terms.

Project Dates

Start Date: 10/15/2021 - End Date: 5/1/2023

Students Needed

Type of Project


Student Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include sample inventory, DNA extraction, PCR, running gels, DNA quantification, and library preparation for Illumina sequencing. Some field work is possible.

Time Commitment

10 hour(s)

Student Requirements

You must be highly organized, dependable, and prompt. Molecular experience from coursework is a plus including the use of pipettes and PCR. Biology majors interested in graduate school and academic research will be given priority.

Interested in Working With the Following Programs

For EXCEL URE Students Only
Honors Undergraduate Thesis
Independent Research Credit (4912)
McNair Scholars
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Additional Notes

Position Overview

  • Date Posted: 10-04-2021
  • Research Categories:
    • Life Sciences
  • Location:
    • Orlando (Main Campus)
  • Paid: Yes