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posted on April 6, 2018

TF POSITION FOR FALL SEMESTER: MCB60 CELLULAR BIOLOGY AND MOLECULAR MEDICINE

Course Description

MCB 60 provides an introduction to the principles of molecular and cellular biology and their connections to biomedicine.  We explore how medical syndromes provide insights into biological processes and how biological mechanisms underlie human disease and physiology.

Topics range from DNA repair, protein folding and vesicle transport to metabolism, cell migration and cancer.  Lectures focus on the experimental evidence for key concepts and the weekly sections comprise of a semester-long discovery-based research project investigating DNA damage response in yeast.

Expectations

Teaching Fellows are expected to attend a week-long, half-day lab training prior to the start of the semester, attend all lectures to facilitate discussion (MWF 10:30-11:45AM), run a weekly 3-hour lab section, grade problem-sets and lab reports, hold weekly office hours, attend weekly staff meetings, conduct 1 review session covering material from approximately 3 classes, grade the final projects reports and oral presentations, and care about the well-being of our motivated students.

To Apply

Fill out an application and email it along with a current CV to Erica Homan, ehoman@fas.harvard.edu.  Applicants who are currently Harvard graduate students should fill out the “teaching fellow” application.  Applicants who are not currently Harvard graduate students should fill out the “teaching assistant” application.

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until positions are filled.


posted on February 20, 2018

TF position for Summer 2018: Neurobiology (BIOS-S50)

Dates: M, W 3:15-6:15 June 25-August 8, plus one weekly section (times to be arranged).

* Note TF positions are available for in-person version of the course (lecture attendance required) and the online version of the course (lecture attendance not required)

Description

We are searching for a graduate students or post-docs interested in teaching introductory neurobiology at the Harvard Summer School (course website). This a college level course taught to advanced high school and college-level students. The course will cover basic concepts in neurobiology: cells and gross anatomy; electrical signaling, synaptic transmission, ion channels, and neurotransmitters; sensory and motor systems; cell and circuit development; memory; emotion and sleep; and mental illness.  

Duties

In person version of the class

– attend lecture 

– lead a weekly section (6 meetings), which include review, a sheep brain dissection, practice problems, and research article discussion 

– grade exams/assignments and track grades online

– help monitor the online discussion forum

Online version of the class

– lead a weekly online section (6 meetings), which include review, practice problems, and research article discussion 

– grade exams/assignments and track grades online

– help monitor the online discussion forum

– respond to student questions on canvas

To apply contact Dr. Ryan Draft (draft@fas.harvard.edu)


posted on February 20, 2018

TF positions for Fall semester:

MCB 129: The Brain: Development, Plasticity and Decline

Description

This course deals with how the brain develops, adapts to its environment and declines in function with aging. Topics include cell birth and death, differentiation and cell identity, axon guidance and synapse specificity, adult neurogenesis, memory and cognitive decline. Course assignments emphasize critical evaluation of research articles, logical development and creativity in experimental design, scientific writing.

Duties

The duties of the TF include leading a weekly discussion section, helping to create and grade problem sets and written assignments, attending lectures, and providing office hours for students.

To Apply

Contact Prof. Sam Kunes  (kunes@fas.harvard.edu)

Deadline for Application  

Open until filled