Harvard University - Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology

TEACHING FELLOW POSITIONS

2 positions are posted.

Application forms for Teaching Assistants, Teaching Fellows, Course Graders, and Undergraduate Course Assistants are available here.



posted: June 09, 2014

Teaching Fellow for Ls100r course

Instructor

Dr. Ryan Draft and Dr. Venkatesh Murthy and Dr. Alain Viel

Description

Ls100r allows students to learn laboratory techniques and scientific thinking through open-ended research projects. Each project has associated faculty who conceive the research questions, supply research materials and support, and give periodic lectures. Each project also has one TF, who works with the faculty and students (~4-6) on the daily research. In this project, Dr. Draft and the TF will work with students to use optogenetics and electrophysiology to better understand how neural activity affects differentiation and connectivity of neural stem cells in in vitro.

Duties

- Preparation of reagents and maintenance of the cell culture - Attending (and lecturing if desired) once per week. - Working with directly students (~ twice a week) to teach methods of cell culture, build LED drivers, and use the recording setup.

Requirements

Some experience in at least one area (cell culture, optogenetics, electrphysiology) is strongly desired.

To Apply

To apply email Dr. Draft: draft@fas.harvard.edu

Open until filled.

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posted: June 23, 2014

MCB 129: The Brain: Development, Plasticity and Decline

Instructor

Sam Kunes

Description

This course will deal with how the brain develops, adapts to its environment and declines with age. Topics include cell birth and death, differentiation and cell identity, axon guidance and synaptic specificity, adult neurogenesis, memory and cognitive decline in aging. The course assignments will emphasize critical evaluation of the primary literature, the logic and creativity of experimental design, and scientific writing.

Duties

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

To Apply

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

Open until filled.

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