Statistics for Bioinformatics Teaching Assistant Fall 2017


March 21, 2017 – The position has been filled: Bioinformatics graduate student Anju Lulla will be the TA in fall.

Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in the position. Please check back later for new opportunities!


Do you think statistics is fun – or at least extremely useful?

Did you know that one of the best ways to master a topic is to teach it to others? Are you a student in the Bioinformatics PSM program?

Do you like getting paid to learn?

If yes, you should consider becoming the Fall 2017 Teaching Assistant for BINF 3121 – Statistics for Bioinformatics!

(BINF 3121 is a required course in the undergraduate bioinformatics program, with class size typically between 10 and 15 students.)


  • Attend class and help with in-class exercises
  • In fall of 2017, the class meets one day a week – on Tuesday 3:30 to 5:45
  • Some grading, using answer key provided by instructor (often can be done in class)
  • Tutor students one-on-one or in groups as needed

Required qualifications:

  • Must be a student in the Bioinformatics PSM program
  • Received B grade or better in Bioinformatics Dept. statistics course (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of R programming (or willingness to learn quickly!)

Other useful info:

  • Public Canvas link to spring 2017 offering (same instructor)
  • Workload rarely exceeds 10 hours/week, depending on student needs
  • Rate of pay is around $1000/month, depending on experience & qualifications
  • BINF 3121 is usually offered every semester – teaching BINF 3121 could become a steady gig depending on how things go!

To apply, contact Dr. Ann Loraine at