Technical Instructor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge, MA

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LABORATORY INSTRUCTOR, Biological Engineering (temporary, part-time 50%), to actively supervise and teach course 20.109-Laboratory Fundamentals of Biological Engineering, assisting students during laboratory hours, evaluating assignments, and assisting with general laboratory upkeep and preparations. These tasks will be in the context of leading a single lab section of fifteen to twenty students. The balance of responsibilities may be adjusted based on the background of the person hired. The technical and intellectual content of the lab varies widely with six independent modules being taught over the course of two semesters. Should be prepared to work as part of a teaching team, particularly in coming to consensus on expectations for student work.

REQUIREMENTS: an M.S. in biological engineering or related field; at least one semester of teaching experience (laboratory or otherwise); and extensive laboratory experience, particularly familiarity with DNA manipulation (e.g., cloning), protein manipulation (e.g., purification), bacterial transformation, mammalian cell culture, and flow cytometry and/or fluorescence microscopy; deep understanding of the nature of positive and negative controls, how to troubleshoot experiments, and the concepts underlying these laboratory manipulations. Should be experienced with many of the laboratory techniques and concepts and should be motivated to quickly gain requisite familiarity with the others. Excellent communication skills are imperative; as is the ability to provide constructive, supportive, and interactive feedback on student analysis and writing. MIT-00009356

This is a one year appointment. Schedule to be determined.

In addition to applying online, applicants should forward a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including a summary of research and teaching experience, and the names/addresses of three references to: Professor Douglas Lauffenburger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Biological Engineering, Room 16-341, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307.