Expedition Health Citizen Scientist

Volunteer Citizen Scientists support the community-based Genetics of Taste Lab by collecting data from Museum guests during enrollments, processing and preparing DNA samples, sequencing DNA and entering data into our database.

Required Skills
Excellent customer service skills, solid oral communication skills, ability and desire to work with people of all ages, firm understanding of facilitation techniques as outlined in training, ability and desire to work both independently and as part of a team.

Scheduling Requirements
Applicants must be able to volunteer for a minimum of 20 shifts within one year. The regular shift times are 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 12:30 - 5 p.m, Monday - Sunday. The scheduling of shift times will take place on a case-by-case basis pending acceptance into the Museum's volunteer program.

Minimum Commitment
All citizen scientists begin their one year commitment by volunteering for a minimum of 6 weeks in Expedition Health as an Exhibit Guide. Following this training, volunteers may elect to apply for transition into the Genetics of Taste Lab as a citizen scientist.

Age Requirement
Available to individual applicants 16 and older. Volunteers must be 18 and older to enroll guests in the Genetics of Taste research study.

How To Apply
To apply please fill out the appropriate online form:

Adult Application

Teen Application

If you have any questions, please call the Volunteer Services Department at 303.370.6490.

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