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Requisition Number 17-0014
Post Date 5/5/2017
Title Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant
City Frederick
State MD
Description

Hood College, Department of Biology has a Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant position available to begin August 1, 2017.

Under the close supervision of the Biology Department Chair, the Graduate Assistant will have a strong undergraduate record and an interest in pursuing research in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics or environmental biology. Duties will include preparing and teaching laboratories and conducting research within the department.

Before applying, candidates must be accepted into the Hood College Graduate School and will enroll in the Biomedical Science, Bioinformatics or Environmental Biology M.S. program. Students will receive a stipend, benefits and waiver of graduate course tuition.

Requirements

Instruction

  • Teach up to six contact hours in the department each academic year.
  • Plan units and resource materials as assigned, instruct, monitor and evaluate student progress using a variety of teaching strategies.

Laboratory Support

  • Prepare solutions and other materials for use in laboratories.
  • Set-up, adjust and operate laboratory equipment and instrumentation as required.
  • Assist with routine equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Drive college vehicles for department field trips.

Administrative Support

  • Assist with annual inventory of the Department's solutions and supplies.
  • Maintain department records.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Before applying, candidates must be accepted into the Hood College Graduate School and will enroll in the Biomedical Science, Bioinformatics or Environmental Biology M.S. program. Successful candidates will have a strong undergraduate record and an interest in pursuing research in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics or environmental biology. Duties will include preparing and teaching laboratories and conducting research within the department. Ability to calculate and prepare solutions for laboratory use and familiar with standard laboratory equipment required.

To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a letter of interest, resume, and undergraduate transcripts and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be mailed to Dr. Kathy Falkenstein, Ph.D., Department of Biology Chair, Department of Biology, Hood College, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD 21701 or submitted electronically to falkenstein@hood.edu. (The electronic application is found at the end of the job description on the lower right hand side, "Apply On-line".)

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Kathy F. Falkenstein, Ph.D., Department of Biology Chair (falkenstein@hood.edu). Review of applications will begin May 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email humanresources@hood.edu or call (301) 696-3592.

Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. An Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disability

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit http://www.hood.edu/non-discrimination/.

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