Join the Student Lab Staff

The Singh Imagineering Lab (SILab) is looking for Lab Advisors. To be eligible, you need to be an ENG student who has been trained to use the SILab.
To be considered for the Spring 2022 semester you must have hours Saturday afternoons and Tuesdays/Thursdays from Noon until 3pm.
To be considered for the Summer 2022 sessions you must have hours Weekday evenings and Weekends.

Note: Please apply only when your plans for the semester and classes have been set (summer and academic year) and you are available to come in to be interviewed and start work, if hired.  Part of eligibility is based on your available hours.  If this changes after you are hired, you may be removed from the schedule.

If you want to become a Lab Advisor for the Spring 2022 Semester or Summer 2022, apply by March 21, 2022. Interviews will be held at the end of March.

We are always accepting applications.  Please be aware that the review process is slow.  If you are interested, you should submit an application and if you meet basic eligibility and the Lab Manager, Katie Kelso, believes you have the skills needed, they will call you in for an interview.  There is no set time table for when anything will happen for applications received outside of specific hiring periods.

Do not inquire about your application after you have applied. We will contact you, if we are interested.  (Throughout your working life it is common to apply for a job and not hear back.  There are many reasons for this that may or may not be related to you.  You should apply for jobs and hope for the best.)

Please be advised, although Lab Advisor referrals are helpful, they are not required.  Lab Advisors do not make hiring decisions.  Regular work in the lab and pictures of projects is also helpful but other experience is also considered.

All positions 10-20 hours a week during the semester and 20-40 hours a week during the summer and are available to College of Engineering students only. Please apply when you are available to be called in for interviews and start to work, if hired.

All students working in the lab are required to attend a mandatory weekly staff meeting, currently being held Fridays at 6pm.

Lab Advisor Responsibilities: Swiping in students and validating they’ve been safety trained in the lab, traveling around the SILab supervising the safety and overall activities in the lab, providing advice to students as needed, and ensuring the lab is clean and organized at all times. You will need to make sure all users and guests feel welcomed, will need to do safety training for groups or individuals as requested, and will also be assigned various tasks in the space by the Lab Manager or Assistant Manager as appropriate. At the end of your shift you may be asked to write a
brief report of SILab activity. You will need to respond in a reasonable time to all Lab Manager inquiries, even when off shift.

You must be trained to use the SILab and have spent some time in the lab, have excellent communication skills, and be able to respond quickly and clearly to enforce all safety requirements. Previous experience with machine tools and do-it-yourself projects is preferred

This is an on-campus job; The position requires 10-20 hours a week and we’re looking to fill the following hours in the Spring 2022 semester: Tuesdays 12-3pm, Thursdays 12-3pm, and Saturdays 4-6pm You will also need to be available Friday 6-7pm for a weekly staff meeting. Pay is $15.25/hr. This job requires your full attention; you will not be able to do personal business or have visitors. You will be supervised on camera and in person. Please apply when your plans for the semester and classes have been set, since part of eligibility is based on your available hours.

Lab hours: Mon-Thurs, noon to 10pm and Fri, Sat, Sun, noon to 6pm. (SILab is only open when classes are in session.)

To be eligible to work, you must be registered as a full time student at the College of Engineering at Boston University (certified and registered as a full time student in the case of part-time classes or program).

No student can work more than 20 hours for ALL jobs at Boston University when classes are in session. No student can work for more than 40 hours a week  when classes are not in session. (A paycheck issued by Boston University indicates it is a Boston University job.).

International students need ISSO paperwork to begin work.

(If you are a Graduate Teaching Fellow [GTF], Research Assistant [RA], or Dean’s Fellow [DF or DRF], you must have permission from your supervisor to work, since the GTF, RA and DF or DRF [funded] positions are considered 20 hours a week, assuming you receive a stipend and tuition. International students who are in GTF, RA and DF or DRF positions are not eligible to work, since you cannot work more than 20 hours a week. These rules do not apply in the summer or during semester breaks.)

To be considered for the Spring 2022 Semester and/or the Summer 2022 Sessions: 

Send application with all the information by March 21st, 2022, below to:

1. Why are you applying for this position?
2. Please indicate each semester you may be available to work: 2022 Spring, 2022 Summer 1, 2022, Summer 2, 2022 Fall.
3. What is your experience with the Lab?
4. Provide a brief paragraph detailing your experience with machine shops, hand tools, and hands-on projects. (Does not have to be from projects done in the SILab.)
5. Your course schedule for the 2022 Spring semester or 2022 Summer session (If you are applying for both the Spring and the Summer, please include schedules for both in your application). You must attach to your e-mail as an attachment the graph format of your course list found at the Student Link – it needs to be saved as an image to be viewable in the e-mail. Do not include it in the body of the e-mail but as an attachment. You will need to add to the schedule any times you cannot work because of other commitments. The schedule you are providing is your clear statement of available hours for the semester and your willingness to work those hours. If you are hired, it will be based on these hours. If you are unable to work these hours, there is no promise we will have any other hours for you to work.
6. From the times described above, what are specific times you want to work each week? How many hours do you want to work each week? How flexible are you in terms of the number of hours and times?
7. Please include your ID #, full name, school, program, and expected graduation month and year.
8. Do you have a work-study award? (This position does not require you to have a work-study award).
9. How did you hear about the job? Were you referred by SILab staff? If so, who? (Do not have to be referred to apply.)
10. Do you have or are you seeking a second job? Is this a job where you do or will receive a paycheck/stipend from BU?
11. Indicate that you understand you must attend mandatory weekly staff meetings that for Spring 2022 are planned for Friday at 6pm and that there will also be mandatory weekly staff meetings for the Summer 2022 sessions that have yet to be set.
12. Attach your resume.


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