Lab assistants make sure that the computers and equipment are functioning normally, monitor the lab for proper use of university resources, and support the technology staff. Lab assistants also answer general questions about the equipment and software in the lab. For complex questions about advanced features, please read the application help on screen, research online technical support resources, or consult your professor. Please do not expect the Lab Assistants to complete your work for you. Questions such as “How do I open my WordPerfect document?” or “How can I print my spreadsheet in landscape mode?” or “Where is the SPSS Tutorial?” are appropriate. Requests like “Help me reformat my term paper,” and “Please debug my SPSS report,” are not.
Lab assistants also help the information technology team with a variety of tasks and special projects, from configuring and installing computers and software to providing technical support to faculty and staff members.
Looking for a job?
Students with Federal Work Study (FWS) are encouraged to apply for positions as Lab Assistants. Read the job description. To apply, submit an application online. The Lab Manager will contact you and tell you if your application has been accepted. If you are selected for an interview, please bring a copy of your resume and a copy of your current (within two weeks) Federal Work Study Hiring Authorization Form (HAF) to the interview. The HAF is available at the Student Information Lobby on the 1st floor of Warren Hall.
Note: The application includes a schedule of your availability. Most lab assistants work six to ten hours per week. Please provide 12 to 20 hours or more when you are available. We will arrange a schedule based on our needs and your availability.