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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Neuroscience Program 10032612
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Education/Training, Research/Scientific

Position Summary

The primary focus of this position is to assist faculty and the laboratory manager in laboratory courses within the undergraduate neuroscience program. The successful applicant will help with in-class laboratory instruction of students, coach students in scientific writing for both professional and lay audiences, assist faculty in student evaluations and assessments, meet with students outside of class and contribute to curriculum development. 

The position requires an individual with extensive neuroscience knowledge and demonstrated success as a student in biological sciences, laboratory courses, as well as in writing. Experience training individuals in a laboratory setting is desired. It would be highly advantageous for the candidate to have previous experience assisting with an undergraduate laboratory course in neuroscience or a related field. The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills, possess strong organizational skills, and have the ability to work harmoniously with a diverse pool of students, staff, and faculty.

Required Degree

Bachelors -Neuroscience or Related Field

Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelors degree in Neuroscience or related field is required and must be completed by the start date
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in laboratory courses
  • Neuroscience content knowledge
  • Experience working in a team

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in Neuroscience Laboratory courses
  • Experience assisting in neuroscience undergraduate laboratory course
  • Evidence of strong organizational skills
  • Experience grading or evaluating students

Required Application Materials

  • CV,
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for 3 references,
  • Writing sample, for example, essay or scientific writing sample

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on March 28, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

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Summary of Health Risks

Handling crayfish.  Handling formaldehyde and fixed sheep brain tissue.



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