Positions Available: Up to two (2) Teaching Assistants
Course: Biochemistry 2101
Competition Number: BC-2101-D-01
Hours: 48 hours for half-sections; 96 hours for full sections. Total number of hours will be determined based upon enrolment, which is currently in progress.
- provide laboratory guidance to students
- answer inquiries on laboratory material and laboratory-related course material
- provide pre-lab instruction
- mark laboratory reports
- mark other assignments
- perform pre-lab safety checks
- attend meetings with supervisor
- assist with exam invigilation
- hold office hours
Additional Information: Graduate Teaching Assistants will report to the Course Instructor through the Laboratory instructor.
Duration: Winter 2013
Labs are normally held on Tuesday 9am-12noon, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 2:00-5:00pm. Labs start the week of January 6, 2014, and are scheduled to end April 4, 2014. The exact end date will depend on the final examination schedule assigned. It would be expected that even with unplanned delays, duties would be finished no later than April 24, 2014.
Qualifications: Enrolment in a masters or doctoral program in the area of biochemistry; familiarity with techniques such as; spectrophotometry, colorimetric and enzymatic assays, native and SDS PAGE, isoelectric focusing, gel filtration, ion exchange and affinity chromatography, Western blotting, 2-dimensional electrophoresis and an extensive knowledge of enzyme kinetics ; familiarity with laboratory equipment such as spectrophotometers, gel electrophoresis systems, various chromatography systems, pipettors and good pipetting practice. Being able to problem solve and troubleshoot student experiments is crucial. Previous experience as a teaching assistant (demonstrator) in a Memorial University Biochemistry student lab would be an asset. Documentary evidence of WHMIS training must be provided no later than January 10, 2014
How to Apply: Please submit a letter outlining your ability to meet the required qualifications. Please also indicate your preference and availability for each of the four laboratory sections. Please include the competition number. Address your letter to Head, Department of Biochemistry. E-mail your letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: Friday, 13 December 2013 @ 5 p.m.
Rate of Pay: The remuneration for these duties is $21.15 per hour (vacation pay included).
This position is covered by a collective agreement between TAUMUN and Memorial University of Newfoundland. The collective agreement may be viewed on-line at http://www.mun.ca/facultyrelations/TAUMUN_CA_FINAL.pdf/. To contact TAUMUN email email@example.com.