Chem 104 Lab Assistant Positions


We are recruiting student workers to serve as lab assistants (LAs) for CHEM 104 for the Fall 2018 semester!
The responsibilities of a lab assistant include:
• Supervise CHEM 104 labs, alongside a teaching or faculty assistant (TA or FA)
• Answer student questions and offer guidance when appropriate
• Ensure safe laboratory practices are followed by students
• Prepare for labs in advance by reviewing the lab manual, lab videos, and attending lab briefings
• Attend training during the week of August 27, 2018
The qualifications for the position are:
• Must be a UW-Madison student enrolled for the Fall 2018 semester
• Must have completed CHEM 104 or CHEM 109 at UW-Madison with a grade of A
• A minimum overall GPA of 3.00 is required. An overall GPA of 3.30 or higher is strongly preferred.
• Third or fourth year students are preferred. Especially strong second-year students will be considered.
• Applicants should enjoy chemistry labs and be interested in helping other students learn!
Hours and Pay Rate
A lab assistant will supervise two or three lab periods per week during 10 weeks of the fall semester. Each lab period is 3.25 hours. The estimated time commitment for two (or three) labs per week is ~9 (or 12) hours per week for 10 weeks of the semester, plus ~12-15 hours of training. The pay is $11 per hour.
How to Apply
To apply, please complete this online Google form: You must be logged into Google apps through your UW email to access the form. When you apply, you will need to upload a PDF that includes your resume and unofficial transcript. Instructions on how to obtain your unofficial transcript (also known as Student Record) can be found here: Please combine your resume and transcript (in that order) into a single PDF before uploading, and name the file “LastName 104 LA application”. You should also have your Fall 2018 schedule available before starting the online application. Mandatory training will take place the week of August 27, although the schedule has not yet been set. If you cannot attend the training, you should not apply. The application deadline is Wednesday, June 20, 2018.
If you have questions about the CHEM 104 Lab Assistant positions, please contact General Chemistry lab directors Dr. Chad Wilkinson ( or Dr. Stephen Block (
Department of Chemistry
Madison, Wis.
Part time
Posted Date: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Apply By: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018