Jobs, Assistantships & Work Study Opportunities
Many students seek part-time positions while enrolled as degree candidates in GMS programs. Part-time work study employment opportunities are available through Student Employment Office (SEO), On-campus work-study positions are jobs that are part of your financial aid package at Boston University. Current positions are listed below.
Work Study opportunities
If you are interested in any of these opportunities please email your resume or cv to Dr. Theresa Davies (firstname.lastname@example.org) and complete this Student Financial Services form to see if you are eligible
Mental Health Counseling: Office Assistant 902237 – FILLED
Semester: Summer 2021 | Location: On-Campus | Department: Mental Health Counseling | Contact: Emily Concannon (email@example.com)
Responsibilities: Duties include answering program emails, literature reviews, faculty/course research, and admissions support.
Requirements: Comfortable taking initiative with ambiguity, research, data, utilizing creativity and curiosity on an academic team. Recommended skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive, organizational, judgment, flexibility, strong interpersonal skills
Work Schedule: 10 hours/week
Number of Positions: 1
Graduate Medical Sciences: Registrar Assistant 902237 FILLED
Semester: Summer 2021 | Contact: Millie Agosto (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Responsibilities: Assist the Registrar with electronic filing, scanning and other administrative tasks related to applications, courses and transcripts.
Recommended Skills: Familiar with Adobe Pro (can be trained), basic skills in Microsoft Word and Excel. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
Work Schedule: 10 hours per week
GMS Communications Intern: Position 902242 – FILLED
Semester: Summer, 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022 | Location: On-Campus | Department: GMS Marketing & Recruitment |
Job Details: This role will primarily operate to assist the GMS Marketing Team with responsibilities that fall under the scope of ‘communicating with current GMS Community members.’
Responsibilities: The primary responsibility for this role will be managing the GMS Press weekly newsletter via Mailchimp. The intern will also assist with dialing social media postings as well as other GMS-wide communications.
Recommended Skills: The ideal candidate for this role has experience using services such as Mailchimp or similar email marketing platforms, google drive and Microsoft Office Suite, is organized, has a strong command of the English language, and has strong attention-to-detail skills.
Work Schedule: This intern will work 5-10 hours per week. Remote capability.
Contact: DJ King (email@example.com)
Genome Science Institute 902241 – FILLED
Semester: Summer, 2021 | Location: On-Campus | Department: Genome Science Institute & Genetics & Genomics Program | Contact: Dr. Nelson Lau (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Position Title/Description: Student Logistics Assistant Job Details:
Responsibilities: Assist with the Genome Science Institute’s educational and scientific-related activities such as helping us communicate and organize seminar logistics, workshop logistics, website announcements, and other legwork.
Recommended Skills: Familiarity with WordPress webpage design, email and social media logistics, Adobe PDF, Microsoft Office, event hosting logistics
Work Schedule: 10 hrs per week
GMS Fellowship Award
GMS recognizes those doctoral students that receive a fellowship to support their stipend. The most common mechanism will be through NIH- e.g. F31 awards, but any source that covers the majority of your stipend will be recognized.
The reward will be for $1,000 in the form of an honorarium, effective September 1, 2017 . To process the honorarium you will have to complete the form below. For more information contact: Israel De la Cruz
If you have not received a fellowship but would like to (and that should be all of you!) – please note the grant writing workshops offered through GMS. These have been very well received and will help you craft the proposal and navigate the system – two worthwhile skills! Check the Professional Life Calendar and webpages for more information.
Program-Based Student Workers
Some programs hire Program-Based Student Workers. At this time there are no positions available.
Jobs at Student Employment
Student Employment Office (SEO) works with currently enrolled degree students to assist them in their employment endeavors, whether through our Work-Study program, or “quickie jobs” through the Student Job Service. Visit the he Student Employment Office website (or contact email@example.com or 617-353-3596) for available positions. See some recommended positions for graduate students below.
Wellness & Prevention Positions
- Assist in the collection and facilitation of evaluation of SARP programming
- Develop social media and marketing strategies
- Design marketing and promotional materials
- Curate content for Twitter and Facebook
- Maintain media and research database
- Participate in planning of special events and outreach
- Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
- Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
- Interest in finding creative ways to engage students
- An ability to create clear and engaging social media content
- Experience with graphic design programs a plus
- An ability to work independently and as part of a team
- An ability to maintain the privacy of students and others seen in the SARP office
- Passion for using skills to promote sex positivity, healthier relationships, and pro social bystander action
- Enrolled in a graduate program at Boston University for Academic Year 2021-2022.
- Must be in good academic and judicial standing with the University.
- 12-16 hours per week throughout the academic year, excluding, Thanksgiving week, Winter Recess, and Spring Recess.
- Must be available for 40-hour SARP Prevention Educator Training & Orientation from August 16 – 27, 2021.
- Must be available all day, 9-5pm Sunday, September 12, 2021 for SUSIBU program facilitation.
- Must be able to maintain regular hours and work at least one evening per week (Monday – Thursday evening hours).
- SARP Prevention Educators are compensated $14.00/hour.
- Paid training
- There are no tuition benefits.
- Applications are rolling.
- Interview Process: Upon returning the completed application, you will receive a confirmation email with further instruction from the prevention program administrator. If selected for an interview, will be scheduled based on your availability.
- Questions: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Apply Here
Teaching Assistants & Fellows
TA positions in Graduate Medical Sciences are generally reserved for second-year students or above and are hired directly by the academic department or faculty. GMS does not typically offer teaching assistant positions to entering graduate students. These positions pay a small stipend. Interested students should contact their academic department directly to inquire about available opportunities.
PiBS also recruits teaching fellows for breakout sessions in the first year PhD curriculum. The curriculum is composed of 4 core modules and additional elective modules that cover Foundations in Biomedical Sciences (FBS). These courses have small breakout discussion sessions that focus on classic papers, problem solving, and current topics in the biomedical sciences. Teaching fellows will work closely with a faculty mentor to review material, set goals, and facilitate the discussion sessions. In the Learn from Anywhere model of pandemic instruction, we will be holding discussion sessions via Zoom until we return to typical instructional models. If interested, please reach out to Jorge at email@example.com. FILLED FOR FALL SEMESTER.
- The module dates are listed below:
- FC 711 (Protein structure, catalysis & interaction): September 3 – October 16
- FC 712 (Structure and Function of the Genome): October 20 – December 15
- FC 713 (Architecture & Dynamics of the Cell): January 19 to March 5
- FC 714 (Mechanisms of Cell Communication): March 16 to April 30
- FC 715 (Translational Genetics and Genomics): January 19 to April 29
- FC 717 (Physiology of Specialized Cells): January 19 to April 29
Program-Based Tutors are used in many programs include Oral Health Sciences, Medical Sciences, Nutrition & Metabolism and Biomedical Research Technologies. These positions are filled primarily by second year students of the program. Please reach out to your program director if interested in serving as a tutor.
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Residential Life Positions
Each year, Resident Life Positions Residential Life hires resident assistants (RA) and senior resident assistants (SRA) to play a unique role in guiding, encouraging, directing, and helping other students as they learn and test new ideas, seek satisfying career choices, clarify their personal and societal values, and become contributing members of the larger community. Individuals hired for these positions are part-time staff members in the Residential Life office and are responsible for actively working twenty hours each week. These positions come with varying compensation packages that can include: housing, meal plans, stipends, and/or insurance. To find out more information, please refer to theResidential Life website.
BU Student Employment Office
Other jobs are offered through the BU Student Employment Office