Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Postings

These postings are updated by SFU's departments. Applicants should make sure that they can meet the departments' requirements and application deadlines. Please apply directly to the department where the job posting is located. Please check your department's job posting website as well.

The following Sessional appointment is expected to be available in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry during the FALL 2022 semester: September 7 to December 19, 2022.

Course 

Course Name

  Campus     

  Component     

MBB 201

Biochemistry of the Cell         

Burnaby

3 hrs. lecture

Wed & Fri

2:30 pm - 3:50 pm

Salary: $6,817 per term

Course description: An introduction to cellular processes with an emphasis on protein structure and function. Topics that will be explored include transcription, translation and protein synthesis, basic metabolic pathways, biomembranes, organelles, vesicle transport, the cytoskeleton and cell signaling.

Prerequisites: BISC 101; CHEM 281 as prerequisite or co-requisite. Please also refer to the course outline:  http://www.sfu.ca/outlines.html?2022/fall/mbb/201/d100.

Minimum qualifications:  M.Sc. in molecular biology, biochemistry, or related discipline.  

Recommended qualifications:  Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, teaching experience at the post-secondary level.

To apply, please prepare a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references as a single file in portable document format (PDF).  Complete the on-line application form and submit the prepared PDF package at https://advance.science.sfu.ca/mbb/application/sessional.php

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Ingrid Northwood at inorthwo@sfu.ca

Closing date for applications is August 23, 2022.

Equity:  Simon Fraser University is committed to the principle of equity in employment.
Privacy:  The information submitted with your application is collected under the authority of the University Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c.468, s.27(4)(a)), applicable federal and provincial employment regulations and requirements, the University's non-academic employment policies and applicable collective agreements.  The information is related directly to and needed by the University to initiate the employment application process.  The information will be used to contact references supplied by you, evaluate your qualifications and complete the employment process by making a hiring decision.  If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information please contact the Executive Director, Human Resources, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby BC V5A 1S6.  Telephone 778-782-3227.

MBB Teaching Assistantships – Spring 2023

The online application is now closed.

Applicants are expected to be available for the entire term of the contract which is January 3 – April 28, 2023. You will need your student number and will be asked to upload a PDF of your CV and transcripts. Graduate students please make sure to include both your undergraduate and graduate transcripts. We thank all applicants for their interest however, only successful applicants will be contacted. β€œAll successful applicants must demonstrate completion of the required safety training prior to the start of the course. Safety training requirements for each course are listed here. Retraining is not required if certification is still valid.” https://www.sfu.ca/science/covid-policies/safety/safety-training.html

Qualifications for TA positions in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry include a wide range of specializations and, in order to be appointed, a person must have sufficient knowledge in the discipline of the course to interpret the course material, as demonstrated by either having above average performance in an equivalent or related course from an undergraduate or graduate degree, or through graduate-level research in the subject area.

Course instructors will receive a list of applicants interested in TAing their course and will have access to any CV or transcript you upload. Instructors will rank applicants based on their qualifications. Individual instructors may require an interview via telephone, email and/or in person in order to assess your qualifications. Note: If an MBB graduate student applies to TA they are considered to have applied to all available TA positions in MBB for the given term. If you only wish to be considered for particular courses, please state this in the comments section.

If you have questions about applying for an MBB TAship, please contact Christine Beauchamp at 778-782-3991 or email to mbbmas@sfu.ca.  If you have questions about the online application system, please contact bio-computing@sfu.ca.

Resources for TAs/TMs/Sessionals

The following links will help you get your medical coverage and other benefits, as well as help you learn how to become a better teacher.

 

Policies

Equity
The University is committed to the principle of equity in employment. (See Policy GP 19.)

Privacy
The information submitted with your application is collected under the authority of the University Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c.468, s. 27(4)(a)), applicable federal and provincial employment regulations and requirements, the University's non-academic employment policies and applicable collective agreements.

The information is related directly to and needed by the University to initiate the employment application process. The information will be used to contact references supplied by you, evaluate your qualifications and complete the employment process by making a hiring decision. Applicant information may also be disclosed to the Teaching Support Staff Union in accordance with Article XIII F.3.1.b of the Collective Agreement.

If you have any questions about the collection, use and disclosure of this information please contact the Associate VP, Human Resources, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6. Telephone 778-782-3237.