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[Drosophila] Teaching Assistantship available at WKU

Srivastava, Ajay via dros%40net.bio.net (by ajay.srivastava from wku.edu)
Wed Nov 30 00:37:27 EST 2011

Hi There,

Could you please post the following adverstisement to the bionet.drosophila? The text of the ad is given below, thanks!

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MS ASSISTANTSHIP in the Biology Department at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA.
I am seeking a motivated, qualified individual with appropriate prior experience in the fields of Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics to conduct independent research towards the completion of a Master’s of Science Degree while acting as one of two graduate teaching assistants for our undergraduate Genetics course. 
The successful candidate will conduct research in the areas of developmental and cancer genetics using Drosophila melanogaster. Desirable skills include a familiarity with Drosophila genetics and experience with basic laboratory techniques (PCR, sequencing, etc.).
While enrolled in the Master of Sciences in Biology program at WKU students are expected to develop, implement, and analyze independent research projects, prepare scientific manuscripts, and present research at regional and/or national meetings. 
Teaching Assistant responsibilities for the Genetics course include: instruction of two 18-student laboratories once a week, preparation of laboratory materials, grading and evaluation of student performance, and weekly TA meetings with the course instructor. Instruction responsibilities include a brief pre-lab lecture describing concepts and protocols followed by hands-on demonstration of appropriate techniques. Prior teaching experience is not required. However, prior experience with basic Genetics, molecular laboratory techniques such as preparation of aqueous solutions, DNA extraction, PCR, and gel electrophoresis is desirable.
A B.S. degree in biology, or closely related discipline is required. Additional requirements include: competitive GRE scores, prior independent research experience, familiarity with the Drosophila model, demonstrated excellence in course work, excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to work independently and as a team member.
The successful applicant receives two years of TA stipend, a tuition waiver, and contributions towards health insurance benefits.
For further details about this position please contact Dr. Ajay Srivastava: ajay.srivastava from wku.edu 
To apply please submit a letter of interest, CV, unofficial transcripts and GRE scores, and contact information for three references to ajay.srivastava from wku.edu.  Formal acceptance to the M.S program at Western Kentucky University is required.
Review of applications will begin immediately (12/01/11) and will continue until a suitable applicant is selected.

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Ajay Srivastava, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, WKU
Department of Biology, TCNW 201
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11080
Bowling Green, KY
270-745-6008 (Office)      
270-745-6856 (Fax)

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