Statistics for Bioinformatics Teaching Assistant

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 Bioinformatics graduate program?

Do you like getting paid to learn and help others?

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

BINF 3121 is a required course in the undergraduate bioinformatics program, with class size typically between 5 and 10 students.


  • Attend class and help with in-class exercises
  • Class meets one day a week –  Monday 2:30 to 5:15 in the Bioinformatics Building
  • Some grading, using answer key provided by instructor (often can be done in class)
  • Tutor students one-on-one or in groups as needed
  • Hold office hours two times per week (Times to be determined)

Required qualifications:

  • Must be a student in the Bioinformatics masters or PhD programs
  • Received B grade or better in Bioinformatics Dept. statistics course (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of R programming (or willingness and ability to learn quickly!)
  • Good at explaining and demystifying complicated topics

Other useful info:

  • Workload rarely exceeds 10 hours/week, depending on student needs
  • Rate of pay is around $1000/month, depending on experience & qualifications