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Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Information for Biochemistry and Microbiology Labs

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Biochemistry Lab and Microbiology Lab Courses - PSU Students Only

Eberly College of Science
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Job Number: 62429

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is seeking qualified undergraduates to serve as Teaching Assistants for introductory level microbiology and biochemistry lab courses, as well as lecture courses throughout summer 2016 and for the 2016/17 academic year. In order to TA for a course students must have already successfully completed a related lab or lecture course offered through the BMB department (microbiology labs required to TA for microbiology, and biochemistry labs required to TA for biochemistry labs) with a grade of an A- or higher. Furthermore, lab TAs need to be familiar with basic lab techniques, and be comfortable interacting with and helping students perform experiments and analyze data. TA duties may include a combination of the following: weekly meetings with instructors, weekly pre-runs, preparatory work, management of online course materials, sharing of necessary content knowledge, and grading. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for 2 references (at least 1 of which must be a faculty member from the BMB department). The cover letter should indicate the course that the applicant is interested in serving as a TA for. The resume should include local address, phone number, semester standing, student GPA, expected graduation date, relevant professional experience, a list of the relevant BMB and MICRB laboratory or lecture courses taken (including semester and instructor), and the grades received in those courses. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions have been filled.