Statistics for Bioinformatics Teaching Assistant Spring 2018

Update: November 2018

The TA position for spring semester 2019 is now open. If you would like to be considered, please contact Ms. Lauren Slane of the Bioinformatics and Genomics Department.


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 Fall 2018 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