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Employment opportunities

Here you will find a collection of employment opportunities both within and outside the College of Biological Sciences.

Position in the Hayden Lab

Neuroeconomics and decision making lab looking for motivated undergraduates to fill some volunteer research assistant positions starting this fall. About 6-10 hours per week. For more information check out our lab website at

Job Opportunity in Patent Law

Are you interested in applying your scientific knowledge and expertise to the field of intellectual property and patent law? Consider applying to the PSG Patent Analyst I position at CPA Global. No law degree required!

Undergraduate Research Opportunity: Genetic Engineering and Synthetic Biology in Crop Plants

Arjun Khakhar, a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Daniel Voytas, is looking for sophomore or junior undergraduate students interested in working on projects that involve cutting edge genetic engineering and synthetic biology in crop plants. This position is for students who are thinking about a research career in biotech/life sciences.

While prior lab experience is a plus, it is by no means required. Students who are accepted will gain skills in:

HIRING: Student Lab Assistant - Electron Microscopy

The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Electron Microscopy-Ultrastructural Pathology department has a position available for a student lab assistant (ID 324089.) The preferred candidate is a microbiology major with at least a year left before graduating. 

Duties/Responsibilities include processing negative stain samples, processing tissue samples (positive stain), procure and archive tissues, chemical hygiene, qualitative analysis, quality assurance duties, and safety.

HIRING: Western Ecosystem Technology (WEST) - for Twin Ciites - Biometrican and GIS

WEST Environmental & Statistical Consultants (WEST, Inc) is looking to hire two full time positions:
1) GIS specialist  - Full time - GIS Analysts and Cartographers - Twin Cities 
  • Bachelor’s degree  + 2 or more years of professional GIS experience or 
  • Master’s degree in Geography or GIS, or a related field + 6 or more months of professional GIS experience
  • Apply here

Resource Assistantship Intern - Spearfish, USFS

The Resource Assistantship Intern program is a paid position with the US Forest Service. The program is for students and recent graduates, particularly law or pre-law students and recent graduates and social and natural science students and recent graduates. Once the intern satisfactorily completes 960 hours, they are eligible for two years to compete as a merit candidate for permanent positions in the Forest Service.

City of Eden Prairie Sustainability Support Specialist

Searching for summer work? The City of Eden Prairie's Public Works Department is hiring a part-time Sustainability Support Specialist to support the implementation of the Sustainable Eden Prairie
Initiative. The position begins in July 2018 and runs through September, although this position could be extended into autumn or through the end of the year depending on funding. See the attached flyer for more information.