Teaching Assistant Positions

The Department of Medical Genetics has six part-time Teaching Assistant (TA) positions available for the following courses:

Term I:
MEDG 419 – Developmental Origin of Human Disorders
MEDG 420 – Human Genomics and Medical Genetics
MEDG 520 – Advanced Human Molecular Genetics
MEDG 525 – Data Analysis in Medical Genetics and Genomics

Term II:
MEDG 421 – Genetics and Cell Biology of Cancer
MEDG 505 – Genome Analysis
MEDG 530 – Human Genetics


Job Descriptions for Teaching Assistant Positions in Medical Genetics 2024-2025 (2024W)

 Qualifications:  Graduate students are eligible to apply; preference will be given to students enrolled in the Medical Genetics and Genetic Counselling Graduate Programs.

Duties:  May include attending lectures, grading reports and exams, holding group review sessions, posting course information on Canvas, and helping students on an individual basis.  Some positions may also involve maintaining or improving web pages. Top criteria for choosing the TAs will be experience/competence in the course material.

Classes will be held in-person for 2023W. However, in the event that classes are held on-line, TA’s will be responsible for supporting instructors and students using on-line platforms.

Hours Per Week and Salaries:

 PhD students – GTA I; MSc students – GTA II

MEDG 419, 420, 505: nine hours per week x 16 weeks (144 hours total). Salary: $1,403.64/month (GTA I); and $1,351.08/month (GTA II)

MEDG 421, MEDG 520, 525 and 530: eleven hours per week x 16 weeks (176 hours total). Salary: $1,715.56/month (GTA I); and $1,651.32/month (GTA II)

Note: The Medical Genetics Graduate Program encourages each graduate student to TA once during their graduate career and thus encourages supervisors to not reduce the student’s stipend the first time they TA.  Whether funds from subsequent TA positions are considered “part of” or “in addition to” a student’s stipend is at the discretion of the individual research supervisor and is to be discussed between the student and the supervisor before the student accepts a TA position.  The decision to apply for a TA position should be discussed with, and approved by, the student’s research supervisor and the supervisor is to sign the student’s application form.

Application Deadline: Thursday, April 11, 2024, 3:30 PM

Application Form:  Please email your completed application form to the Medical Genetics Graduate Program Coordinator at medical.genetics@ubc.ca.

MEDG 525: Please note MEDG 525 has a different application form. If you are interested in applying for MEDG 525, please check MEDG 525 Syllabus, Job Description and fill out MEDG 525 Application Form.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.