Music - GTA

£39,897 - £39,897

Job Description

Contact:



If you have any queries, please contact your department using the department email address artscluster@kcl.ac.uk



Academic reference



Please find a link below to download the academic reference form which you will need to forward to your primary supervisor and ask them to complete it and send it to artscluster@kcl.ac.uk



Academic Reference Form



Job description:          




  • Participation in appropriate training – including mandatory courses/sessions (e.g. courses, induction sessions).

  • Delivery of agreed package of teaching activities to a high standard, under the direct supervision of a member of academic staff. These activities may include seminars, classes, tutorials, lab sessions, other small group work to develop student skills, demonstration for experiments/techniques in lab-based science and computing, and/or mentoring support for UG or PGT project work. Students will not normally be involved in lecturing, but in some cases may be asked to lead lectures if the topic falls within their specialist field. Students will need to meet regularly with the convenor of the module.

  • Careful and proportionate preparation for teaching activities. In some instances, materials will be provided by departments/ faculties.

  • Marking and assessment (formative and summative) under supervision of module leaders or other appropriate academic staff.

  • Provision of timely and useful formative and summative feedback to students, holding weekly office hours or similar to provide students with opportunities for face-to-face meetings, and providing feedback and guidance via e-mail where needed.

  • Maintenance of information and resources on KEATS and interaction with students via the VLE.

  • Routine administration and correspondence associated with teaching delivery.



GTAs will not be expected to:




  • Lead lectures, unless they have accepted to do so on a very occasional basis, in their specialist field.

  • Provide pastoral support to students or act as a personal tutor.

  • Be involved in Open Days or admissions activities.

  • Provide students with references.

  • Set assessments.

  • Be always available to students.

  • Carry out unremunerated additional work on an ad hoc basis.

  • Variation will exist across academic departments and disciplines in relation to specific requirements of GTAs. Roles and responsibilities may also be subject to change.



Contract Type



This post will be offered via a working plan arranged through Kings Teachers:




  • Semester 1:  27 weeks, if marking 1st Sept - 31st Jan

  • Semester 1:  18 weeks, if not marking 1st Sept - 6th Dec

  • Semester 2:  27 weeks, if marking 1st Jan - 30th June

  • Semester 2:  21 weeks if not marking 1st Jan - 28th March

  • Both semesters: 42 weeks, if marking 1st Sept - 30th June

  • Both semesters: 38 weeks, if not marking 1st Sept - 28th March



Modules to apply to:



Semester 1:  



4AAMS112 Music Theory 1 (formerly 4AAMS132 – C18th Techniques) Module convenor Joseph Fort - joseph.fort@kcl.ac.uk



5AAMS222 Composition Studies 1 Module convenor Thomas Hyde - thomas.hyde@kcl.ac.uk



6AMMS321 Advanced Composition Studies Module convenor Thomas Hyde - thomas.hyde@kcl.ac.uk



Semester 2:



4AAMS132 Music Theory 2 (formerly 4AAMS112 – C18th Analysis) Module convenor Thomas Hyde - thomas.hyde@kcl.ac.uk



5AAMS223 Composition Studies 2 Module convenor Thomas Hyde - thomas.hyde@kcl.ac.uk



6AMMS321 Advanced Composition Studies Module convenor Thomas Hyde - thomas.hyde@kcl.ac.uk




Qualifications

Essential qualifications: 1. A first degree in a relevant subject area (or have equivalent experience). 2. Currently studying towards a PhD in a relevant subject area (or have equivalent experience) 



Skills

Essential criteria



Education / qualification and training




  • A first degree in a relevant subject area (or have equivalent experience).       

  • Currently studying towards a PhD in a relevant subject area (or have equivalent experience).



Knowledge / skills




  • Effective interpersonal skills, both written and verbal, to support and liaise with staff and students.                     

  • Ability to provide advice to students on study skills and assist with any learning problems.     



Experience




  • Experience of adapting own skills to new circumstances.                

  • Personal characteristics/other requirements

  • Ability to self-reflect on teaching design and delivery and act on feedback for future improvements.

  • Ability to work as part of a team. 



Role specific requirements




  • Ability and willingness to engage in relevant departmental training and introductory pastoral support training.           

  • Keep abreast of current literature in subject areas being taught.          



Desirable criteriaExperience




  • A good understanding of the HE sector.   

  • Personal characteristics/other requirements

  • Ability to motivate high performance in others.

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Skills

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Skills

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The group of Dr Marc-David Ruepp is seeking an organised and enthusiastic individual for a full-time research assistant position to support their research. This position will involve significant work in molecular cloning, analysis of changes in gene expression by RT-PCR and qPCR, mammalian cell culture, and splicing modulation and thus requires consistency and attention to detail, as well as a willingness for occasional weekend work in the context of cellular work. The post-holder will also provide support for general organisational and technical duties to allow the smooth and efficient running of the lab.



Dr Marc-David Ruepp’s group works on RNA metabolism in health and disease with a specific focus on the two neurodegenerative diseases frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This position will provide valuable research support and contribute to the understanding of ALS/FTD in order to find effective therapeutic strategies.




  • Maintenance of cell cell cultures

  • Perform molecular biology, biochemistry, and imaging assays

  • Maintaining accurate laboratory records

  • Manage the ordering of laboratory supplies and equipment

  • Liaising with other technical staff to service and maintain stocks and equipment

  • Undertake any other reasonable duties that may be requested by Dr Marc-David Ruepp

  • Requires flexibility for occasional weekend work



Qualifications

Qualifications




  • BSc/MSci in Neuroscience or related discipline



Skills

Essential Skills




  • Experience in mammalian cell culture

  • Experience in molecular biology

  • Experience in preparing buffers and media

  • Experience in molecular biology: Nucleic acid isolation, RT, qPCR

  • Experience in splicing modulation using modified snRNAs

  • Experience in C++, Java, R and Graph Pad Prism

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