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.
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.