April 09 2018
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Teaching Assistant with the Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Program - Temporary 12-weeks, Full-Time

Position Description:
The Teaching Assistant will work under the supervision of the Program Director and personnel in the Graduate & Professional Studies office in the planning, facilitating, and coordination of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)-supported SPARK program, a component of the Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer School Academy. The Teaching Assistant will act as an instructor, helping students successfully make the transition to a professional environment through activities including: 1) moderating discussions; 2) mentoring independent and group projects as part of the SPARK Award program, 3) planning activities and informational opportunities; 4) leading whole group and small group initiatives; and 5) ensuring that CIRM SPARK students complete all program requirements.

Roles and Expectations:

  1. AttendALLseminars, training sessions and meetings
  2. Work with the Program Director to plan the syllabus, course content, meetings, outside activities, etc.
  3. Assist the students with their creative assignments for their 10 week period
  4. Serve as a mentor and role model for academic and leadership behaviors as well as meet with students outside of class as needed
  5. Perform laboratory checks to ensure safety protocols are correctly followed and that the students are mentored appropriately
  6. Be reasonably accessible to the students and faculty members; provide assistance to include appropriate referrals to the students and facilitate communication between the students and faculty members and the Program Director
  7. Organize and chaperone off campus activities that are part of the SPARK Award program

The Teaching Assistant will play a very important role in the success of the Summer Academy.It should be a rewarding opportunity for professional and personal growth. The individual serving as the Teaching Assistant will be expected to meet the institution’s high expectations for this significant role and will be selected based on the following criteria:

Minimum Education and Qualifications:

Selection Criteria: The following is considered when reviewing applicants

  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree
  • Demonstrated facility in sciences
  • Good communication skills
  • Desire to connect with students and committed to being a good mentor/role model
  • Ability to speak in front of groups
  • Good personal management skills and achievement skills

Application/Selection Process:

  • Application Process during March/April 2018
    • Applications due early May
    • Require CV withnames of 3 references
    • Interviews held mid May
    • Start on June 4

Salary:$12,000for 3 months full time work

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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