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Metropolitan State University Of Denver Laboratory Teaching Assisant in Denver, Colorado

Posting Details Posting Number S00012 Position Title Laboratory Teaching Assisant Position Number Student Work-Study Preferred Hourly Wage$12.85 EmployeeCategory Student Department Chemistry Location College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Position SummaryThe MSU Denver Chemistry and Biochemistry Teaching Assistant (TA) Programprovides currently enrolled students the opportunity to work on campus andgain valuable experience in the area of chemistry that they are most excitedabout. The TA's that work alongside our facility in the areas of generalchemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry and biochemistry. Ateaching assistant can improve their teaching/mentoring skills and learncomplex concepts in their specific subject area. It is a fantastic opportunityto gain real hands-on lab experience such as learning how to runinstrumentation, analyze data and improve wet chemistry techniques. Duties/ResponsibilitiesChemistry and Biochemistry teaching assistants will assist students withexperiment set-up and concepts. The teaching assistants answer questions aboutthe laboratory work and help guide students into understanding how/why theexperiment works. TA's assist in the cleaning of the lab andanalyzing/interpreting data. TA's will also run analysis on studentsamples using various instrumentation such as, but not limited to, NMR,IR, GC, HPLC and AA spectroscopy. Required Qualifications**MUST BE A STUDENT ENROLLED AT AN APPROVED COLORADO HIGHER EDUCATIONINSTITUTION**Students must have completed both semesters of general chemistry and onesemester of organic chemistry or analytical chemistry with a B or higher inall labs. Must have a firm grasp on the concepts learned in lecture and enjoyworking in laboratory setting. The applicant should be interested in ateaching or management career in the sciences and have at least a 3.0 GPA.Please provide Faculty Recommendation Letter as Other Documents. Preferred QualificationsThe applicant should enjoy working with their peers as a mentor and have apositive attitude.Posting date 09/09/2020 Closing dateClosing Instructions Open Until Filled Special Instructions to ApplicantsWork HoursA typical work week will be >10 hours. Applicant Documents Required DocumentsResume or Curriculum VitaeCurriculum VitaeCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOther DocumentOptional Documents Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campuscommunity that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms.Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students andover 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institutionlocated in downtown Denver.We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert withindividuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion.We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students,faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just andequitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. Itrequires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We striveto provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achievepersonal and professional success.

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