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The Faculty of Health Sciences is posting the following TA position for HSCI 442 for the Spring Semester 2019. The posting closes on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. 

Course Details
HSCI 442 - Immunology Laboratory 
Instructor: Dr. Ralph Pantophlet 
Course schedule: Tutorial – Monday, 12:30-2:20 PM; Lab – Tuesday, 1:30-5:20 PM 

General Requirements 
• Sufficient knowledge of immunological lab techniques to understand and interpret the course material  
• Teaching Assistants shall be competent in oral and written English  

Additional Requirements 
A graduate or undergraduate degree in Health Sciences or related field; demonstrated teaching ability as an instructor or teaching assistant in post-secondary immunology courses preferred. 


• demonstrated knowledge of the basic organization of the immune system and of immune responses in health and disease (e.g. through successful completion of HSCI 426, 726, 427, 727 or an equivalent course);
• demonstrated experience in conducting immunological laboratory experiments; 
• demonstrated knowledge in the use of statistical analysis software for analyzing and graphing scientific data, learnable within 7 hours, to teach students to use Graphpad; 
• demonstrated ability to evaluate lab student performance including: data presentation, structuring lab reports, interpretations of research results and descriptions of potential biases in their data analyses and interpretation. 

To Apply  
To apply please email Brad Mladenovic at with the subject line “HSCI 442 TA Posting”. Please include your cover letter/CV, current transcript, and study/work permit (if applicable) as PDF attachments to your email. 

The deadline is Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. 

Successful applicants will be notified by email. Because of short time lines, only successful applicants will be contacted. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ-identified persons.

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

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 778-782-3237.

2018 TA Appointments
If you are a newly appointed/returning TA for the 2018 Fall semester please view the relevant information (e.g. workload) as well as the forms you will need to fill in here.

Instructions for Sessional and CODE Candidates

Please follow the formatting instructions below when emailing your application for each posting.

In the Subject Line of the email, indicate the following information in the order specified below: Course Number, Last Name, First Name.

All application information must be sent as one PDF document containing a cover letter and CV/resume. Do not send separate attachments for each document.

In the body of the email, copy and paste the following questions and send with your responses:

  1. Do you currently, or have you in the past, worked for or studied at Simon Fraser University? (Response: Yes or No). If yes, please provide your SFU ID number (Student or Employee number) if known.
  2. Are you legally entitled to work in Canada? (Response: Yes or No).
  3. If you are currently on a work or study permit, please indicate expiry date and all conditions associated with your permit, if applicable.

By submitting an application, you understand and agree that any false or misleading statement may disqualify you from employment; or, after having obtained employment with the University, may result in dismissal.

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