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“A Teaching Assistant is a graduate student appointed to assist a Course Supervisor with the instruction and evaluation of students in a course. A teaching assistant works under the guidance and supervision of the Course Supervisor who is responsible for setting the course objectives, content and method of instruction as well as final grades and grading practices of the course.”

Further information about teaching assistantships at McGill University can be found on the AGSEM website.

NOTE: All applicants must apply in writing, using the  application form, within ten (10) working days from the close of the posting. Announcements are considered tentative, pending final determination of course offerings and enrollments.

Structural Bioinformatics (BTEC 555). Prof. R. Salavati. Application deadline: 15 Nov. 2013

From: 6 January 2014 to 25 April 2014. One position available for 45 hours per term @$26.83 per hour.

Duties: Assist in preparation of laboratory exercises and assignments for protein modeling, structure and function. Attend classes to assist students with hands-on exercises. Assist in grading mid-term exam, assignments and final project.

Qualifications Required: Graduate student possessing a strong background in bioinformatics with emphasis on protein structure and small molecules, preferably having taken this course previously. Detailed knowledge and experience with protein modeling, thermodynamics, docking, and virtual screening of chemical compounds. In addition, excellent oral communication skills (English) and proficient teaching skills are essential.

Biotechnology Laboratory 2 (BTEC 619). Prof. A. Jardim. Application deadline: 15 Nov. 2013

From: 6 January 2014 to 25 April 2014. Two positions available for 100 hours each position per term @$26.83 per hour, amounting to $2653.00 for each TA.

Duties: Preparation of laboratories, laboratory demonstrations, and grading of laboratory reports.

Qualifications: Graduate student with experience with E. coli recombinant protein expression systems, protein-protein interactions and knowledge of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and protein purification techniques. Excellent oral communication skills (English) and proficient teaching skills are essential.

Parasitology (WILD 424).  Prof. P. Rohrbach.  Application deadline:  15 Nov. 2013

From:  6 January 2014 to 25 April 2014.  One position available for 50 hours per term @$26.83 per hour.

Duties:  A graduate student with experience in Parasitology is required to assist the instructor with labs and assignments.  The TA should also lead the discussions following presentations and help with grading exams.  Duties for the lab include the identification of parasites and knowledge of the life-cycle of various parasites encountered.  Identifying various protozoan parasites using microscopic techniques will also require the candidate to have some basic knowledge of microscopy.  The TA will be expected to help the groups in the areas required and evaluate their progress.  Familiarity with the malaria parasite is a definite asset.

Qualifications:  Graduate student, preferably doctoral, with an excellent knowledge of Parasitology and some knowledge of microscopy.  Excellent oral communication skills (English) and proficient teaching skills are essential.

Biochemistry 1 (LSCI 211).  Prof. A. Jardim.  Application deadline:  15 Nov. 2013

From:  6 January 2014 to 25 April 2014.  One position available for 75 hours per term @$26.83 per hour.

Duties:  Help undergraduate students with assignments; general student consultation; invigilation;  marking exams (2 mid-terms and 1 final exam).

Qualifications:  Graduate student with excellent training in biochemistry and molecular biology.  Excellent oral communications skills (English) and proficient teaching skills are essential.

Cellular Biology (LSCI 202).  Prof. P. Ribeiro. Application deadline:  15 Nov. 2013

From:  6 January 2014 to 25 April 2014.  One position available for 75 hours per term @$26.83 per hour.

Duties:  Provide individual instruction on course materials for students requesting this service, as needed.  Hold 1-hour tutorials twice a week.

Qualifications:  Knowledge of cell structure and organelles, DNA replication, transcription and translation, control of the cell cycle, protein sorting, mitochondria, chloroplast structure and function, electron transport, the immune system, signal transduction, nerve cell function, embryonic development, cell aging and death, and cancer.  Doctoral candidate is preferred.  Previous teaching experience in LSCI 202 is a definite asset.