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.

Useful Link for TA positions

MBB Teaching Assistantships – Fall 2018

The online application system is now closed.

Contracts for Fall 2018 semester will run from August 30, 2018 to December 21, 2018. TA duties and scheduled hours will vary from course to course.  If you are taking courses or have other restrictions on your time, please ensure you understand the requirements of the TAship.

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. 

Qualifications for TA positions in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
The Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry includes 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.

We thank all applicants for their interest however, only successful applicants will be contacted.

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 semester. However, MBB also recognizes that applicants often have a preference for certain courses, and therefore you have the opportunity to rank your preferences. If you only wish to be considered for particular courses, please state this in the comments section.

You will need your student number and will be asked to upload a PDF of your CV and transcripts.

If you have questions about applying for an MBB TAship, please contact Christine Beauchamp at 778-782-3991 or  If you have questions about the online application system, please contact


Sessional Positions

The following Sessional appointment is available in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry for the FALL 2018 SEMESTER (August 30 – December 21, 2018).

Sessional Instructor

MBB 222-3 Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Salary:  $6435
3 hrs. lecture at Burnaby Campus 
Lectures: M/W/F 11:30 am – 12:20 pm

Course description:  The structure, function and synthesis of proteins, RNA and DNA and their inter-related biological functions within the cell.  An introduction to molecular biology techniques and methods of protein purification and analysis. Please also refer to the course outline at:

Minimum qualifications:  M.Sc. in molecular biology, biochemistry, or related discipline. Must have the ability to instruct students in amino acid, protein, nucleic acid structure and synthesis, protein and nucleic acid techniques and gene regulation. A working knowledge of organic chemistry is also required.

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).  Submit this file using the on-line application form at

If you have questions, please contact the Chair’s Secretary, Nagisa Inoue, at or call 778-782-7024.

Closing date for applications is July 4, 2018.

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.


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

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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.