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: July 27, 2016

TFs and TAs for Fall 2016 MCB60: Cellular Biology and Molecular Medicine

Instructor

Marty Samuels, Dominic Mao and Alexander Schier

Description

Schedule: Fall Term (starts August 31 2016), Lecture MWF 10-11am + 3-hour weekly laboratory.
This course 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 laboratory segment is a discovery-based, semester-long project on DNA damage response using yeast as a model organism. Course text: Essential cell biology, 4th edition.
Three of our TFs from fall 2015 received certificates of distinction in teaching. .
Teaching Fellows/Assistants for Harvard University undergraduate course. The position is compensated at 0.4 FTE.

Duties

• Attend all lectures (MWF 10-11 AM) • Run weekly lab sections (3 hours per week) • Office hours (1 hour per week)

To Apply

Interested candidates should have a basic understanding of Molecular and Cellular Biology and submit a CV highlighting relevant research and teaching experience by email to: dominicmao@g.harvard.edu.

Application Deadline: September 15, 2016

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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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