TA157375- Fall 2020-BIOL*3300 Applied Bioinformatics

Teaching Assistant Work Assignment
Posting Details
Type of Work Assignment and Bargaining Unit: 
GTA, Unit 1
Academic Unit: 
Plant Agriculture
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Fall 2020
This Work Assignment(s) may be assigned to fulfill the terms and conditions of a guaranteed Job Security Period: 
N/A
Course Details
Course Number: 
BIOL*3300
Course Name: 
Applied Bioinformatics
Course Format: 
Other
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
Bioinformatics is an integral part of the biological sciences. The goal of this course is to understand how fundamental methods in bioinformatics work and to understand how to use them. We will focus on biological questions in current research, and students will present papers to the class that utilize bioinformatics to address key and current biological questions. As much as possible, bioinformatics methods will be presented within the context of application. The key areas of bioinformatics that we will cover are: database content, access, and understanding; genetic and physical mapping; genome sequencing; pairwise and multiple sequence alignment methods; sequence motif analysis methods; and phylogenetics.
Projected Class Enrolment: 
40
Level of Appointment for GTA, GSA-1 UTA(s)
The following is an estimate of number and levels of available appointments at the time of posting. This may change (increase or decrease) at the time of assignment contingent on departmental needs.
This Posting includes Multiple Work Assignments: 
No
Number of Available 0.5 (70 hour) Work Assignments: 
0
Number of Available 0.75 (105 hour) Work Assignments: 
0
Number of Available Full 1.0 (140 hour) Work Assignments: 
1
Total Number (Load) of Assignment(s) Available: 
1
Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Orientation-Training
Office Hours
Preparation
Student Consultation
Attending Lectures
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Conducting Labs/Seminars
Meetings
Invigilating Exams
Grading
Other Duties (specify below)
Other Duties Described: 
Post quizzes to courselink and ensure their functionality. Help troubleshoot students' technical problems with both bioinformatics and video communication software. Conducting courses evaluations in courses other than the one in which you hold a GTA position.
Qualifications
Required Qualifications: 
Strong knowledge of bioinformatics software, background in statistics, molecular biology and genetics, excellent verbal and written skills, familiarity with programming, molecular data manipulation Proficiency with Python, UNIX, and R programming is required.
Preferred Qualifications: 
Experience with computational analysis of molecular data A solid background in bioinformatics software, programming, statistics, molecular biology and genetics is strongly preferred.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Laboratories are Tuesday and Wednesday 2:30-4:20 pm
Period of the Work Assignment (Start Date and End Date): 
September 1, 2020 to December 24, 2020
Wage Rate (per hour, per semester, per Full-load 1.0 Work Assignment): 
GTA MIN. $42.31/hr (pending collective bargaining; effective 2019/20)
Other Posting Information
Application Deadline (All postings will automatically expire at 11:59 pm on this day): 
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Posting Email Contact: 
papost@uoguelph.ca
Hiring Contact Information: 
Dr. Lewis Lukens is the instructor; applications will be accepted by the Plant Agriculture Graduate Program Administrator

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