Teaching Assistant

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14 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department Microbiology & Immunology
Position Teaching Assistant (1 year contract)
Job Description See below

The National University of Singapore invites applications for the role of Teaching Assistant.

Purpose of the post

Candidates will be assigned to teach practical classes and tutorials for specific Microbiology and Immunology modules for undergraduates. They will be guided by the module coordinators or instructors.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Conducting tutorials and lab practical sessions with undergraduate students
  • Supporting class management and administration matters of practical sessions
  • Recruiting and training graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) to assist in the practical sessions.
  • Ensuring laboratory safety guidelines are adhered to in the laboratory
  • Liaising between module coordinators, lecturers, GTAs and laboratory technologists for the smooth running of practical sessions
  • Assisting in invigilation of continual assessments and examinations
  • Marking of course assignments (reports, presentations)
  • Contributing to the development of appropriate teaching materials to ensure content and methods of delivery meet learning objectives.


BSc. in life sciences/microbiology/immunology or related area is required. Past teaching and facilitation experience (especially at the university level) with good student feedback will put candidates in a strong standing.

Candidates should have:

  1. Passion for education
  2. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  3. Excellent interpersonal skills and presentation skills
  4. Effective time management skills.
  5. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  6. Ability to work with little supervision.
  7. Self-motivation.
  8. Willingness to accept collegiate responsibilities and act accordingly.
  9. Proficiency in MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Excel.

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presences are required. 

In accordance with Singapore's legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on the NUS premises with effect from 15 January 2022. As such, job applicants will need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

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