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Department Student Jobs (TA & LA)

Become a Teaching Assistant

The starting wage for undergraduate TAs is $11.00/hr and graduate TAs is $15/hr with an automatic $0.25 increase every semester/term afterward working as a TA. TAs are expected to maintain a 3.0 GPA or above during the semester of their appointment. No other employment may be engaged in during the period of a teaching assistantship without prior approval of the professor for whom you will be a TA. Please check with the professor over the course that you would like to TA for to see if there are any other specific qualifications. Click the button below for the application to apply. Applications are due to the MMBio Department Office in 4007 LSB or via email to

MMBio Teaching Assistant Application

Become a Lab Assistant

Lab assistants are students conducting laboratory research for wages. These wages are funded by the supervising professor, and therefore the assistantship is arranged between the student and the professor. Students typically earn between $11 and $15 per hour as lab assistants. It is often the case that a student pursues mentored research for credit (MMBIO 294R or MMBIO 494R) in the research lab for a time prior to becoming a lab assistant in that same lab. For more information, see our page on Mentored Research.