TA219939- Fall 2022-MBG*3350 Laboratory Methods in Molecular Biology I

Teaching Assistant Work Assignment
Posting Details
Type of Work Assignment and Bargaining Unit: 
GTA, Unit 1
Academic Unit: 
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Fall 2022
This Work Assignment(s) may be assigned to fulfill the terms and conditions of a guaranteed Job Security Period: 
Course Details
Course Number: 
Course Name: 
Laboratory Methods in Molecular Biology I
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Projected Class Enrolment: 
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: 
Number of Available 0.5 (70 hour) Work Assignments: 
Number of Available 0.75 (105 hour) Work Assignments: 
Number of Available Full 1.0 (140 hour) Work Assignments: 
Total Number (Load) of Assignment(s) Available: 
Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Invigilating Exams
Other Duties Described: 
Lab Preparation
Required Qualifications: 
The applicant must have demonstrated competence and skills with research techniques in the field of molecular biology and genetics. Skills must be at a level to critically analyze data and student interpretations of experiments. Techniques required are aseptic microbial techniques, plasmid DNA isolation, PCR, qPCR, restriction digestion analysis of DNA, electrophoresis, ligation and cloning, His-Tag protein purification, SDS-PAGE and Western immunoblotting. Excellent verbal and written English skills are required as critical analysis of student communication is a large component of the course. Established organization and time management is required as competing deadlines must be met. By applying for this TA position, you are agreeing to be available on campus to complete all assigned duties as determined by the instructor(s), available to attend all mandatory meetings, the dates for invigilating and grading the midterm, and available until the end of the contract to invigilate and grade final exams.
Preferred Qualifications: 
Senior graduate student with previous TA experience; taken MBG*3350 in addition to a number of senior undergraduate and preferably graduate courses in the field of molecular biology.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
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Period of the Work Assignment (Start Date and End Date): 
September 6, 2022 to December 23, 2022
Wage Rate (per hour, per semester, per Full-load 1.0 Work Assignment): 
GTA $43.73/hr; $6125.96/semester effective 2022/23
Other Posting Information
Application Deadline (All postings will automatically expire at 11:59 pm on this day): 
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Posting Email Contact: 
Hiring Contact Information: 
Cate Mennega, Administrative Officer, Science Complex Room 4479, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph ON N1G 2W1 TEL: 519-824-4120 ext. 53930.

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