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Laboratory Teaching Assistant

Metropolitan State University of Denver
United States, Colorado, Denver
January 21, 2023
Posting Details
Posting Details

Posting Number S00012
Position Title Laboratory Teaching Assistant
Employment Status Student Work-Study
Hourly Wage
Employee Category Student
Department Chemistry
Location College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Position Summary
The MSU Denver Chemistry & Biochemistry Teaching Assistant (TA) Program provides currently enrolled students the opportunity to work on campus and gain valuable experience in the area of chemistry that they are most excited about. The TA's that work alongside our facility in the areas of general chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry and biochemistry. A teaching assistant can improve their teaching/mentoring skills and learn complex concepts in their specific subject area. It is a fantastic opportunity to gain real hands-on lab experience such as learning how to run instrumentation, analyze data and improve wet chemistry techniques. #LI- DNI
Chemistry and Biochemistry teaching assistants will assist students with experiment set-up and concepts. The teaching assistants answer questions about the laboratory work and help guide students into understanding how/why the experiment works. TA's assist in the cleaning of the lab and analyzing/interpreting data. TA's will also run analysis on student samples using various instrumentation such as, but not limited to, NMR, IR, GC, HPLC and AA spectroscopy.
Required Qualifications
* Must be a current MSU Denver Student
* Students must have completed both semesters of general chemistry and one semester of organic chemistry or analytical chemistry with a B or higher in all labs.
* Must have a firm grasp on the concepts learned in lecture and enjoy working in laboratory setting.
* The applicant should be interested in a teaching or management career in the sciences and have at least a 3.0 GPA.
* Please provide Faculty Recommendation Letter as Other Documents.
Preferred Qualifications
* The applicant should enjoy working with their peers as a mentor and have a positive attitude.
Posting date 11/06/2020
Closing date
Closing Instructions Open Until Filled
Work Hours
A typical work week will be >10 hours.
MSU Denver offers temporary, non-benefit eligible employees sick leave. The sick leave is accrued at a rate of 1 hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed a maximum of 48 hours in a calendar year.
Special Instructions to Applicants
The health and safety of students, faculty, staff and our prospective teammates are our highest priority and as an institution, we are required to have proof of vaccination on file for all employees.

MSU Denver is requiring all employees to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for Covid-19, or to submit an exemption and be subject to following the Covid-19 safety protocols. As an employee of MSU Denver, an exemption or lack of proof of vaccination will require you to submit to weekly Covid-19 testing starting the week of August 23, 2021.
Additionally, all institutions on campus are requiring that masks be worn indoors regardless of your vaccinations status.
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