Harvard University - Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology

TEACHING FELLOW POSITIONS

3 positions are posted.

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



posted: July 27, 2016

TFs and TAs for Spring 2017 MCB68: Cellular Biology through the Microscope

Instructor

Jeff Lichtman and Ethan Garner

Description

Schedule: Spring Term (starts Jan 24, 2017), Lectures: Tuesday and Thursday 1-2:30 pm + 3-hour weekly laboratory.
Course description: MCB68 is focused on discovery both in the classroom and the lab. In class, MCB68 teaches how key cell biological processes work via the historical narrative of their discovery and elucidation. For each process, students are shown the initial observation of each problem, then lead through the scientific rationale and sequence of experiments that contributed to our current understandings. As many discoveries in cell biology became possible due to advances in microscopy, these two fields are taught in parallel: alternating between the fundamentals of each microscopic approach and how each new approach allowed a new window of understanding into the cell. MCB68 labs are designed to teach students to discover through microscopy. Students are first trained (in 4 labs) how to be good microscopists, and then set free to explore the world in two independent projects: In the first they explore samples of their own choosing using conventional light microscopy. In the second, students are given access to a wide array of advanced organisms (genetically modified cell lines, worms, slime molds, plants, brain slices, zebrafish.) and access to state-of-the-art microscopes at the Harvard Center for Biological Imaging (HCBI). Through this, students get a sense of what it is like to conduct cutting-edge research with high-end equipment, as they have first-hand access to both advanced technology and modern experimental organisms. Teaching Fellows/Assistants for Harvard University undergraduate course. The position is compensated at 0.4 FTE.

Duties

• Attend all lectures • Run weekly lab sections (3 hours per week) • Mentor students on independent projects

To Apply

Interested candidates should have operational knowledge of microscopy and submit a CV highlighting relevant research and teaching experience by email to dominicmao@g.harvard.edu.

Application Deadline: February 10, 2017

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posted: September 14, 2016

TFs and TAs for Spring 2017 MCB148: The Neurobiology of Pain

Description

This course explores the neurobiological systems and mechanisms underlying both acute and chronic pain. Topics will include nociceptive/sensory systems, molecular basis and modulation of pain, neuroanatomy of peripheral and central pain circuits, pain pathologies, pharmacological and non pharmacological treatments. The emphasis is on understanding basic neurobiological concepts underlying pain systems and reading/discussing the primary scientific research in the field.

Lectures (1.5 hours): Tuesdays & Thursdays
course website.

Duties

Duties include leading the discussion section, grading, creating assignments, and (optional) giving a lecture during the semester. Research background in pain-related neuroscience is not required.

To Apply

For more information, contact Dr. Ryan Draft

Application Deadline: January 20, 2017

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posted: October 17, 2016

TFs and TAs for Spring 2017 LS1B: Genetics, Genomics, and Evolution

Instructor

Kevin Eggan, Pardis Sabeti, and Hopi Hoekstra

Description

Life Sciences 1B is an interdisciplinary course designed to teach genetics and genomics in an evolutionary framework. The course is taught at the introductory level and the majority of students are freshmen. We take an integrated approach, showing how evolution and genetics are intimately related and how genomics provides tools to analyze case studies of human disease, normal variation, and evolution. The course instructors are Professors Kevin Eggan, Pardis Sabeti, and Hopi Hoekstra.

Duties

Teaching fellows lead a weekly section that combines laboratory and discussion and grade all section assignments, including labs and problem sets. TFs must also attend all lectures (TuTh 10-11:30am in the Science Center), staff meetings (Th 11:30am -12:30pm) and lab pre-runs. Additional duties include proctoring or helping to prepare for exams and problem sets and attending all staff meetings. Teaching Fellows and Teaching Assistants are compensated $10,600 (post-docs and G3 or more senior) or $9,400 (G1 or G2, and some TAs) per section taught for the semester.

To Apply

Fill out an application (found at http://www.mcb.harvard.edu/mcb/p/applicationforms/) and email it to us at lifesci1b@gmail.com, along with a current CV, at Applicants who are not currently Harvard graduate students should fill out the “teaching assistant” application. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until all positions have been filled. Interviews will be scheduled beginning in mid-October.

Open until filled.

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