Published: Sept. 6, 2018

Open to: Work-study Eligible Undergraduates 

Job Title: Student Laboratory Technician
Description: The Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research’s Arikaree Environmental Lab is an environmental chemistry facility. Snow, water, plant tissue, gas, and soil samples from a diversity of ecosystems come through the lab for analysis of a range of elements.

We seek a motivated, detail-oriented student laboratory technician to join our staff. Principle duties include cleaning sample bottles and glassware, filtering samples, conducting analysis of pH, ANC, conductivity, ammonium, total carbon, and cations in a variety of matrices using standard operating procedures. A willingness to learn other methods, and conduct other sample processing activities is desired. This position is suitable for someone interested in graduate school or a career as a laboratory technician/manager.  The work schedule is flexible as we are more than willing to work around class schedules.


  • Must be work study eligible.
  • Currently majoring in, or interested in natural sciences and chemistry.
  • Flexibility to work 10-15 hours per week.
  • Ability to follow Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Willingness to conduct repetitive, tedious tasks.
  • Ability to work independently and with others.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

  • Some laboratory experience.
  • Experience running:
    • Shimadzu GC-14A
    • Microplate reader
    • Perkin Elmer AA-200
  • Preparing standards and chemical solutions

Primary Contact: Brent Bednarek
Contact Email:

Expected Workload: 10-15 hours per week

Please submit: cover letter describing your relevant experience and reason for your interest in the position, a CV, and the names and contact information for three profession references.