Lab Student Employment

Want to work for the IGM department as a Teaching Assistant, Grader or Lab Worker? 

Here’s what you need to know:

Teaching Assistant \ Grader

We use Teaching Assistants (TA) and Graders to assist faculty with large class sizes to ensure students receive the attention and time they need.    Faculty are not guaranteed a Teaching Assistant or Grader for each course offered in the semester as it is determined by various factors through the department and chair.

If you are interested in being a Teaching Assistant or Grader, you may speak with the individual faculty assigned to the next semester course to express your interest.  All faculty who are approved a TA or Grader for their course by the chair, select the students they would like to assist them in the approved class

Note:  Teaching Assistant and Grader positions are on a semester basis only and no guarantee is made by the department on continued employment.

Recommendation?   If you are taking a class currently and will receive an A or B in it.  Have the drive to assist your fellow students with learning (without giving them the answers or doing it for them), then speak with your current professor about being their TA in the future.  If they are interested, they will either speak with you more about it, or may recommend you to another professor that they know is in need of assistance.

Lab Worker

Description of duties:

Our lab workers are responsible for providing access to IGM labs for scheduled open hour student use.  Their duties include:

  • Opening and closing the labs (We are open 7 days a week).
  • Ensuring students are using the facilities appropriately
  • Tutoring support for approved classes
  • Other duties and projects to improve the department and labs as needed.

If you are interested in being a lab worker, applications are accepted between week 12 and 14 of each semester.  To apply, send your resume, cover letter to

Note:  Lab Worker positions are on a per semester basis.  No guarantee is made of continuing employment as positions are determined by departmental need and student availability