Available Currently Full
Time commitment 8-10 hours, two afternoons per week

The New England Aquarium’s Edgerton Research Laboratory is looking for a volunteer to perform a combination of office and laboratory work.  The volunteer will be required to file papers, inventory office and laboratory supplies, update MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets), organize and maintain office and laboratory supplies, and maintain lab cleanliness.  In addition, the volunteer will assist in experiment preparation by cleaning glassware, cleaning lab space, and autoclaving lab supplies.  If needed, the volunteer may assist in animal care duties for the Lobster Research and Rearing Facility.

Qualifications:  Volunteer must have good organizational skills.  Familiarity with laboratory space and equipment is helpful.  Must be able to lift 25 pounds.  Must be willing to get dirty while working.  Prior coursework in microbiology a plus.  Prefer a freshmen or sophomore biology or environmental science major student.