Job Description:Responsibilities include setting up and taking
down laboratory experiments for biology laboratory course offerings assigned to
you by one or more of the biology faculty teaching the courses. Cleaning and care laboratory apparatus,
general routine care of specimens and collections, and/or aid other staff or
personnel. May include basic research
work. Related tasks as assigned.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: June 20, 2019
Assignment Criteria:A Bachelors of Science degree
in the Biological Sciences or a closely related field.
The assigning of graduate assistantships
within the Biology Program will be based on the four criteria outlined below. The sequence of the first three criteria does
not imply their relative importance—each will receive equal weighting. Criterion 4 will be used in the event that
two or more students have similar qualifications based on the first three
1) Due to the non-traditional nature of Governors
State University graduate students, work experience pertinent to the field of
biology will be considered. This will
include both employed positions and formal internships. The diversity of work experience, the
duration of each position, and its likelihood of contributing to the successful
completion of a masters degree in biology will be considered. Experience as it relates to current program
needs should also be taken into account.
2) Two letters of recommendation outlining the
applicant’s intellectual capabilities, motivation, and overall likelihood of
successfully completing a master’s degree in biology. Letters of support from biologists are
3) An undergraduate GPA in science courses of
3.0 on a 4.0 scale and/or a GRE
general test score that is equal or greater than 1100 are required. Exceptions will be made for applicants that
demonstrate particular promise based on criteria 1 and 2. The GPA and/or GRE scores will be factored
into the overall ranking for those who meet the minimum criteria.
4) Since an important part of graduate training
occurs outside of formal coursework (i.e., student-student and
student-professor interaction), time available to spend in the department
exclusive of scheduled courses will be considered.
Graduate Programs: See above Criteria, preference is given to students enrolled in the Biology Program.
Contact: Timothy Gsell, firstname.lastname@example.org