MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research is looking for 1-2 part-time instructor(s) to teach pre-developed middle and high school level workshops about cancer research at MIT for visiting student groups. Teaching responsibilities include delivering presentations and facilitating hands-on activities about cancer biology and engineering, and leading tours of the Koch Institute Public Galleries and research facilities. Administrative responsibilities include set up and breakdown of all workshops, as well as coordination with group leaders and regular communication with the KI’s Outreach & Communications Administrator, who supervises the position.
The ideal candidate will have a background in biology or biomedical engineering and a strong interest in science communication. Experience teaching STEM topics at the pre-college level in formal and/or informal education settings is required. Schedule is variable throughout the spring and summer, with groups visiting between 9 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. from mid-March through late July, Monday through Friday. Anticipated time commitment is 5-10 hours per week, 2-3 weeks per month (higher during school vacation/field trip months). Workshop schedule will be set at least 2 weeks in advance, although flexibility is appreciated. Hourly rate is $15-$18 based on experience. Training will be provided. Position is temporary, not eligible for benefits or parking; the Koch Institute is accessible by public transportation.
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