Volunteering at SoundBio Lab

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Making a Difference

SoundBio Lab offers a variety of ways to make a difference in the Puget Sound community. We can help match opportunities with your specific interests and background. Check out the different options in the table below and consider joining us!

 

about our VoLunteering opportunities

There are many ways to get involved with SoundBio Lab. If you are not sure where to begin, we recommend you look at the below table. It will give you a good idea of the types of opportunities that arise throughout the year. Details of each item are listed below the table.

SIGN UP NOW!

You can sign up now by filling out this FORM. It will add you to our mailing list. When opportunities arise, you'll be notified via email so you can sign up. You are under no obligation to volunteer by filling out this form, however it's a great way to learn about upcoming opportunities to see if they fit your schedule and interests. We do not send more than 1 email per month, and never share you contact information.

If you are interested in lab-related positions, email lab (at) sound.bio!

Currently needed positions

Educational Programming Committee

If you have several hours a week to spare and want to help us develop outstanding educational programming for the whole community then consider joining the Education team, by filling in this application.

Lab Assistants

We are in need of more lab assistants, both general and experimental, especially undergraduate students. We especially would like someone with past experience in any of the following:

  • 3D modeling (Autodesk Inventor, Solidworks, etc)

  • 3D Printing

  • automating actions and conditionals in Excel

  • making Python scripts.

Sign up to join our Volunteer List and then email lab (at) sound.bio with a short list of any lab skills, experience, and your time availability.

STILL NOT SURE or don’t see what you're looking for?

Email us at volunteer (at) sound.bio. Let's talk! We're happy to help answer any questions.

 
 
 

Detailed descriptions

Science Festival & Tabling Events - We do a lot of community outreach, so if you love working with children and the general public to share your love of DIY science, this is a fun and easy way to get involved! Events are held at K-8 schools, community centers, and other educational organizations. Sign up to join our Volunteer List.

Special Occasion Assistant - Sometimes one-time events pop up and we need extra support to make it happen. For example, we may attend a corporate event, help an existing organization, or attend a special gathering to give a science talk. This is a good opportunity if you have limited time to volunteer but want to help. Please Sign up to join our Volunteer List.

General Lab Assistant

  • Volunteer Manager - Yoshi Goto (Dir. Operations)

  • Expectations: 4-6 hours/week. Flexible times. Consistent communications and being detail-oriented. Ability to lift 5lbs.

  • Sign up to join our Volunteer List and then email lab (at) sound.bio with a short list of any relevant experience, and your time availability.

We can always use help in the lab! As an active research space for the community, there is help needed in organizing items, itemization, cleaning, making basic reagents and more. Exact tasks may depend on your skill set. This is a great way to help critically in the lab.

Experimental Lab Assistant

  • Volunteer Manager - Yoshi Goto (Dir. Operations)

  • Expectations: 8+ hours/week preferred. 6 hours/week required minimum. 3 months minimum requirement. Consistent communications and being detail-oriented.

  • Priority is given to previous General Lab Assistants and/or volunteers with molecular biology experience.

  • Sign up to join our Volunteer List and then email lab (at) sound.bio with a short list of any lab skills, experience, and your time availability.

We can always use help in the lab! Our lab is continually performing upkeep of our samples and conditions. We are also interested in developing new methods and systems for Community Labs like ours. You will learn how to perform microbiology and molecular biology experiments. With more than 6 months, you can develop your own procedures. This is a great way to volunteer your time while learning fundamental lab techniques.

Scientific Fellow

  • Volunteer Manager - Yoshi Goto (Dir. Operations)

  • Expectations: Looking for MS/PhD or above. Highly variable roles. Consistent communications.

  • Sign up to join our Volunteer List and then email lab (at) sound.bio with a short list of your academic, career, and educational background and experience.

Our lab is continually looking for ways to improve our operations. If you have experience in a molecular biology, microbiology, or similar, why not volunteer some time to improve our systems? Being a Scientific Fellow is a flexible and customized experience that SoundBio staff would discuss together with you to figure out.

Nonprofit Operational Support

  • Volunteer Manager - Yoshi Goto (Dir. Operations)

  • Expectations: 6 month minimum.

  • Sign up to join our Volunteer List and email us at volunteer (at) sound.bio.

We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit in the state of WA and have many things to do in order to keep our business up and running. We need help with everything from social media support, marketing, fundraising, and more. If you have a business expertise that you want to share, we'd love to talk.


Other Roles

Lab Intern - We are currently restructuring our internships through creating a new program. Interns are presently accepted only through invitation.

Board Member - Interested in supporting SoundBio Lab in a big way by being a Board member? Contact info@sound.bio to see if it will work out.