Get experience with medical research
The West Michigan Regional Laboratory (WMRL) is a state-of-the-art medical research and teaching facility that is located right in the DeVries Hall of Science on Calvin's campus. Each semester Calvin pre-vet and pre-med students get jobs, do research projects with professors, observe animal surgeries, network with veterinarians and observe medical residents taking courses at WMRL. This is an amazing opportunity for Calvin students. To get involved simply stop by (DeVries Hall 013) to introduce yourself, drop off your resume and tell the staff what you are interested in doing.
Working in the biology or chemistry department
Here are 5 reasons that you should apply:
- You get to develop a personal relationship with the professor you are assisting.
- You get to apply the knowledge that you have learned. By passing it on you will actually learn it much better yourself.
- You get to know other students who share your interest in science.
- You get to add this work experience to your resume.
- You also get paid and you know how hard jobs are to find these days.
Requirements for Biology Lab Assisting
As a lab assistant, you must have taken the course or course equivalent in which you are assisting.
To work in this lab you need to have taken these courses:
BIOL 111 - BIOL 123 & BIOL 224 or BIOL 141
BIOL 115 - BIOL 205 & BIOL 206 or BIOL 323 or BIOL 242 or BIOL 331
BIOL 141 - BIOL 141 or BIOL 224 and CHEM 103
All others - You must have taken the course in order to be a lab assistant for that course.
Check with the professor teaching the lab or Pat Buist if you are interested in lab assisting or have questions.
Requirements for Chemistry Lab Assisting
- As a lab assistant, you must have taken the course or course equivalent in which you are assisting
- You must have earned a grade of B or better in the course in which you are assisting
Faculty members do research to know God, inform their teaching and to give our students opportunities for future success. Interested students should discuss specific research opportunities with individual professors. Paid research fellowships are available each summer.