NS&B Course Assistants needed

Dear Colleagues,
   We are looking for undergraduate, postgraduate or graduate students to serve as course assistants in the Neural Systems & Behavior (NS&B) course this summer at Woods Hole.  This is an exceptional opportunity for up-and-coming students who might be interested in pursuing a career in science. Note: these are not Teaching Assistant positions. Please relay the following message to anyone who might be appropriate.
Many thanks,
Paul Katz and Jim Knierim
NS&B Course Directors

POSITIONS AVAILABLE:
Course Assistants for summer 2010
Neural Systems and Behavior (NS&B) course
at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Woods Hole, MA


Up to three Course Assistants (CAs) are needed for the Neural Systems and Behavior (NS&B) course. NS&B is an intensive, 8-week laboratory/lecture summer course for pre- and postdoctoral students.  The CAs work under the supervision of the two Course Directors.  Duties include preparation of solutions, overseeing inventory, ordering supplies, assisting faculty, running errands, helping to organize social events, and many other diverse and important functions.  Training is provided by MBL before the course begins.  The CAs must be in residence between about June 1 and August 5, 2010.  Hours are flexible but include late nights and weekends.  Applicants should have at least 2 years of undergraduate training in biology or a related field.  The positions require initiative, flexibility, organizational skills, basic familiarity with laboratory techniques, and the ability to work well with other people in an intensive environment.  Compensation includes weekly minimum salary of $441, room & board, and round-trip travel to Woods Hole. 
Questions regarding the position may be directed to the Course Directors: Paul Katz (pkatz@gsu.edu) or James Knierim (jknierim@jhu.edu). 

Applicants should send resume, a written statement of qualifications & interest (2 pages maximum), and three letters of reference directly to the MBL by March 1, 2010:

Education Office
Attn: NS&B
Marine Biological Laboratory
7 MBL Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015

e-mail: eduadmin@mbl.edu
voice: 508-289-7340
web:  www.mbl.edu
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