Students who have taken introductory and upper-level labs or who have had experience working in a research lab are encouraged to apply to the following available positions for the 2019-2020 academic year. Click on the position you are interested in to learn more about the responsibilities and expectations it entails in addition to any eligibility requirements. All positions for Fall 2019 are open unless otherwise indicated.
Fall 2019 Openings
Requirements: Students who received a grade of B or better in either BIOL BC1011/BIOL BC1012 or BIOL BC1501 & BIOL BC1503 are eligible to apply for Lab Teaching Assistant (TA) positions in BIOL BC1012, BC1501, & BC1503 in the 2019-2020 academic year.
Responsibilities: Assist the lab instructor during each 3-hour lab section with the following: grading of pre-lab quizzes; ensuring that students follow lab procedures, including lab breakdown and lab safety instructions; providing knowledgeable feedback to students on their questions regarding the lab material; proctoring exams. Lab TAs are expected to prepare for each lab on their own time (~1 hour per week for lab prep). The starting salary for the position is $15/hour.
BarnardWorks Job ID: 7926
Responsibilities: Lab assistants are an integral part of Barnard's Introductory Biology Labs. Duties for the position include the following: setting up and breaking down lab materials, cleaning lab materials (test tubes, beakers, etc.), labeling lab ware (PCR tubes, beakers, etc.), preparing and distributing solutions, providing general care for plants and animals, completing errands at nearby locations, and light office work (photocopying, data entry, etc.).
Requirements: A minimum of 3 work hours per week is required of all lab assistants. Available work shifts are listed on the application, but there is some flexibility in scheduling specific start and end times of some shifts. Daily and weekly instructions will be provided, so no experience is necessary. A strong work ethic and sense of responsibility are required for the position. Starting salary for the position is $15/hour.
BarnardWorks Job ID: 4462
All questions regarding introductory-level lab employment opportunities should be directed to the Associate Lab Director, James Casey (firstname.lastname@example.org). All positions will remain open until filled, beginning Monday, April 22nd.
This position has been filled for Fall 2019.
Teaching assistants are needed for the following courses. In order to TA for a course, you need to have taken the course prior OR have relevant wet lab skills suitable to the course needs. TAs will prepare the lab space each week under the guidance of the professor teaching the course. In some cases, TAs are expected to stay during the lab period to answer student questions. Course-specific questions should be addressed to the appropriate faculty member listed below.
- BIOL BC2801 Lab in Genetics (1 section)
- BIOL BC3311 Lab in Cell Biology (1 section)
- BIOL BC3363 Lab in Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience (1 section)
These positions have been filled for Fall 2019.
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Responsibilities: The teaching assistant for BIOL BC2801 Lab in Genetics will assist Professor Brian Morton in instruction of this course for the Fall 2019 semester. Assistant must be a former student in the course in which performance and laboratory skill qualify them for this position OR a student whose research experience & wet lab skill level qualifies them for the job. This course will be offered Wednesdays from 1:10 - 6:00 pm.
TAs must be able to work up to 7 hours/week and must be present during the lab section in addition to setting up and breaking down the appropriate reagents and equipment for that week's lab, as discussed with Professor Morton. TAs may need to stay after class to collect results and share them with students.
All questions regarding employment eligibility and expectations should be directed to Professor Brian Morton (email@example.com).
BarnardWorks Job ID: 10395
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Responsibilities: The teaching assistant for BIOL BC3311 Lab in Cell Biology will assist Professor Jon Snow in instruction of this course for the Fall 2019 semester. Assistant must be a student in the course, in which performance and laboratory skill qualify them for this position OR a student whose research experience & wet lab skill level qualifies them for the job. This course will be offered Thursdays from 1:10 - 6:00 pm.
TAs must be able to work at least 3 hours/week to set up and break down the appropriate reagents and equipment for that week's lab, as discussed with Professor Snow.
All questions regarding employment eligibility and expectations should be directed to Professor Jon Snow (firstname.lastname@example.org).
BarnardWorks Job ID: 10384
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Responsibilities: The teaching assistant(s) for BIOL BC3363 Lab in Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience will assist Professor Liz Bauer in instruction of this course for the Fall 2019 semester. Assistant performance and laboratory skill should qualify them for this position, though they are not expected to have taken the course prior. This course will be offered Wednesdays from 1:10 - 6:00 pm. TAs must be able to work 1-2 hours before their lab section and 1 hour afterward to set up and break down appropriate reagents and equipment, as discussed with Professor Bauer.
All questions regarding employment eligibility and expectations should be directed to Professor Liz Bauer (email@example.com).
BarnardWorks Job ID: 9161
Responsibilities: Biology Departmental Lab Assistants will perform basic lab maintenance jobs in various faculty research labs within the Biology Department. Jobs include (but are not limited to): glassware cleaning, stocking inventory, waste removal, and some office work. Departmental Lab Assistants will work under the supervision of the Biology Department Lab Manager, Basil Perkins. Please note that this NOT a research position. Previous lab experience is not required.
Requirements: Previous lab experience is not required, but completion of any college-level science course is preferred. Freshmen and sophomores who would be interested in continuing through the spring semester are encouraged to apply! Available work shifts are listed on the application form, but there is some flexibility in scheduling specific start and end times. Daily and weekly instructions will be provided, so no previous experience is necessary. A strong work ethic and sense of responsibility are required. A minimum of three 2-hour shifts is strongly preferred. Starting salary for the position is $15/hour.
BarnardWorks Job ID: 5792
All questions regarding upper-level lab assistant employment opportunities should be directed to the Lab Manager Basil Perkins (firstname.lastname@example.org).
BarnardWorks is the site where you will find JobX and TimesheetX. The biology department can post student employment opportunities on JobX allowing you to apply to any opening online. We then review applications and hire directly from JobX, seamlessly sending the hire to TimesheetX where you can then record your hours to get paid. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to email the Beyond Barnard office (email@example.com).
Use BarnardWorks to search by the ID number (listed above) on JobX associated with the position you are interested in. Remember that you can always have your resume and/or cover letter reviewed at Beyond Barnard before applying.
If you have already secured employment with a faculty member to TA a different course not listed above, contact the department administrator, Melissa Flores (firstname.lastname@example.org), for more information. You will be expected to have completed the paperwork described below before your hire can be processed.
Before you can log hours and be placed on payroll, you will need to complete the appropriate employment paperwork. Take a look at the required forms, as well as information about Drop-In Hours.
Important: print your forms, sign them, and bring them to Elliott Hall along with acceptable ID for your I-9 (which you must submit if this is your first on-campus job). All forms can be dropped off at Beyond Barnard during their daily Drop-In Hours (12-1 pm, Elliott Hall, 2nd fl), during which they can also help you with any other questions you might have.
As a reminder, you will have to submit a new W4 and WTPA at the start of the calendar year. All departmental positions are paid on an hourly basis.
The department administrator, Melissa Flores, will hire you on BarnardWorks for the number of hours you are expected to work as discussed with the professor or staff member associated with the course you are assisting with. You will then fill out your timesheet and submit it for approval every two weeks. You are expected to submit these on time to be paid on time. Failure to do so will result in payment being disbursed on the following pay date (two weeks later).
Many students receive either a Federal Work Study (FWS) award or a Barnard College Job (BCJ) award as part of their financial aid package.
Please note: Students cannot earn beyond their work awards. If you see that your award is running low and you wish to continue working, please contact the Financial Aid Office to see if you are eligible for an increase.
FEDERAL WORK STUDY AWARDS (FWS)
Students with a FWS award are granted awards based on their financial need. These awards are federally subsidized, and may be used to fund employment for any of the positions listed above.
BARNARD COLLEGE JOB AWARDS (BCJ)
Students with a BCJ award have been designated an amount of money they can earn as part of their financial aid package. This amount can only be used for jobs on Barnard’s campus and therefore makes the awardee eligible for any of the positions listed above.