Teaching Fellow Positions

Teaching Fellow positions for Life Sciences courses are posted here. 

Need a Teaching Fellow? Send the position description to Margaret A. Lynch for posting here.


Posted November 15, 2016: 

TFs and TAs for LS 1b Genetics, Genomics, and Evolution: Spring 2017
Course 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.
Teaching Fellow 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 for a Position:
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. 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.


Posted September 14, 2016:

MCB 148: The Neurobiology of Pain, Spring 2017
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.
TF 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. For more information, contact Dr. Ryan Draft (draft@fas.harvard.edu).