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Computational Genomics Course Teaching Assistantship

Organization

Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute

Type

Teaching Assistantship

Percent

50

Description, Responsibilities, and Qualifications

Background on the Computational Genomics Course: Sponsored by the Mayo Clinic & Illinois Alliance, this week-long virtual course for scientists and clinicians covers the basics of computational genomics, while integrating the latest technologies and computational methodologies. University of Illinois faculty and Mayo Clinic scientists teach lectures and introduce self-paced lab exercises in a variety of subject areas including genome sequencing and assembly, polymorphism and variant analysis, epigenomics, and systems biology. See https://publish.illinois.edu/compgenomicscourse/2020-schedule/ for details of the 2020 offering of this course.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Prior to the course:

  • Work with IGB CNRG (IT) staff to extensively test the lab sections of the course
  • Obtain final lecture and lab materials from instructors to post on course website prior to start of course
  • Provide recorded introductions to introduce the self-directed lab session to course participants
  • Perform other duties as assigned by course director
  • With assistance from IGB CNRG, oversee technical testing session for attendees in the week prior to the course, and week of the course
  • Ensure final versions of lecture/labs have been posted to the course website
  • Be present during all lab sessions in the course (via video conferencing)
  • Assist with monitoring technical problems related to virtual machines and IGB cluster
  • Respond to attendee technical questions in real time as appropriate
  • Perform other duties as assigned by course director

Position Requirements and Qualifications:

Required:

  • Currently enrolled graduate student at time of course
  • Taken and passed at least one course on bioinformatics at the undergraduate or graduate level
  • Experience with Linux command line
  • Experience using bioinformatics tools

Preferred:  Has taken the Computational Genomics course in a past offering.

Length of position: I month (May 30 –June 26, 2021)

Pay:  1 month 50% Computer Science teaching assistantship appointment, range $2448 - $2598

Hiring Unit:   Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (IHSI)

To be considered for this position, please email the following to LeaAnn Carson, lcarson@illinois.edu

  1. A cover letter describing how your qualifications and experiences fit the position
  2. Your resume/CV

Compensation

1 month 50% Computer Science teaching assistantship appointment, range $2448 - $2598

Application Procedure

To be considered for this position, please email the following to LeaAnn Carson, lcarson@illinois.edu

  1. A cover letter describing how your qualifications and experiences fit the position
  2. Your resume/CV
Contact Info

Contact Name

LeaAnn Carson

Contact Email

Contact Phone

217-333-0722

Contact Address

901 W. University Ave. Suite 201

Start Date

Sunday, May 30, 2021