Graduate Teaching Assistant in Biology

Hood College - Frederick, MD (30+ days ago)4.3


Hood College, Department of Biology has one Graduate Assistant position available to begin August 1, 2018.

Under the close supervision of the Biology Department Chair, the Graduate Assistant will have a strong undergraduate record and an interest in pursuing research in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics or environmental biology. Duties will include preparing and teaching laboratories and conducting research within the department.

Before applying, candidates must be accepted into the Hood College Graduate School and will enroll in the Biomedical Science, Bioinformatics or Environmental Biology M.S. program. Students will receive a stipend, benefits and waiver of graduate course tuition.

Instruction
  • Teach up to six contact hours in the department each academic year.
  • Plan units and resource materials as assigned, instruct, monitor and evaluate student progress using a variety of teaching strategies.
Laboratory Support
  • Prepare solutions and other materials for use in laboratories.
  • Set-up, adjust and operate laboratory equipment and instrumentation as required.
  • Assist with routine equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Drive college vehicles for department field trips.
Administrative Support
  • Assist with annual inventory of the Department's solutions and supplies.
  • Maintain department records.
  • Flexibility to work at times that are advantageous to programs, events, and volunteers. Evening and weekend hours are required, as is travel, to support programs or events.
Supervisory Responsibilities Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience Before applying, candidates must be accepted into the Hood College Graduate School and will enroll in the Biomedical Science, Bioinformatics or Environmental Biology M.S. program. Successful candidates will have a strong undergraduate record and an interest in pursuing research in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics or environmental biology. Duties will include preparing and teaching laboratories and conducting research within the department. Ability to calculate and prepare solutions for laboratory use and familiar with standard laboratory equipment required.