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Undergradaute Laboratory Assistant

Dr. Brian Shamblin
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Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
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Job Description:

Undergraduate laboratory assistant positions are available for spring 2022 in the Shamblin Lab, a conservation genetics and molecular ecology research laboratory in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. The positions primarily support a large-scale loggerhead sea turtle genetics research project that monitors over 1,200 km of coast and genotypes ~12,000 nest samples annually. Responsibilities include database entry and management, sample processing, genomic DNA isolation, and laboratory maintenance. This type of work requires excellent attention to detail and good time management.


You must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student for the spring 2022 semester at the University of Georgia. Pursuing a degree in wildlife, fisheries, ecology, genetics, or another area of biological sciences is preferred. Prior lab experience is ideal, but not required.



As a student worker, you are only allowed to work a maximum of 20 hours/week while enrolled in classes. This is concurrent with any and all university jobs you might hold, so please keep this in mind before applying to the position if you are currently employed by the university. 

There is the potential for you to continue working into the summer and/or future semesters if you so choose, and your job performance is satisfactory.


This is a non-benefits eligible position.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in the position, please contact the lab manager, Olivia Carlson at, or Dr. Brian Shamblin at and include "Laboratory Assistant" in the subject heading.