Bio 242 Teaching Assistant (S9955B)

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities

Teaching Assistants work with a biology AI or faculty member and provide logistical and technical support of laboratory teaching. TAs work in the lab and help teach new skills and answer questions for students.


Tasks and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Help with last minutes lab set up
  • Collect homework and often will grade the homework
  • Answer questions for students
  • Assist with hands-on skills training
  • Help replenish expendables between labs or help take down the lab

The Basics

Department: Biology
Supervisor: Gregory J. Anderson
Office Location: 530 Carnegie
Email: ganderso
Pay Grade: B
Hours: 4
Workers: 3-6

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities


- Must have taken the course, or a comparable course elsewhere - Proficient with Excel and Prism, Google docs, Microsoft Word - Proficient with basic statistics and graphing - Strong lab bench skills and lab safety awareness - Strong interpersonal skills


Works directly with the departmental lab staff and is supervised by the course AIs (Greg Anderson or Carolyn Lawson).


Lab only. You should be proficient using basic lab equipment including centrifuges, microfuges, Spec 20, pipettes of all sorts, hot plates, balances, water baths, microwave oven, incubators, hoods, etc

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