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Biotechnology Teacher

Posted on July 12, 2019

School: Murrel Dobbins CTE HS in Philadelphia

Type: full-time

Start Date: 2019-2020 school year

Murrell Dobbins CTE HS in Philadelphia, PA has a current opening for a Biotechnology Teacher. Please see below for additional information. Interested candidates should contact Toni Damon at

Minimum Requirements

✓ Bachelor’s degree (or higher) preferred, in natural science-related field, from an accredited college or university.


✓ Four years of recent, full-time, paid laboratory-based experience related to medical, pharmaceutical, or agricultural practices and/or products.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated knowledge of:

• Education and Training: Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

• English Language: Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meanings and spellings of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

• Lab skills, including (but not limited to):

Chemistry/prep techniques, including:

i. Solution preparation

ii. serial dilutions

iii. molarity calculations,

iiii. isolation & transfer of pure cultures

v. use of pH and other ion-selective electrode meters

vi. gravimetric & titrimetric methods of analysis


Protein techniques, including

i. differential purification

ii. gel filtration chromatography

iii. enzyme-linked Immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

iiii. Immumno (Western) Blot


DNA techniques, including:

i. media preparations including selective and special indicator media

ii. agarose gel electrophoresis for DNA separation/analysis

iii. plasmid/chromosomal DNA isolation, restriction analysis, restriction mapping

iiii. DNA ligation

v. staining/ de-staining/ photo-documentation & analysis of DNA gels


Cell culture techniques, including:

i. preparation of physiologically active chloroplasts and isolation of mitochondria

ii. growth of various bacterial strains in liquid or semi-solid media

• Natural Science: Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment. Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.

• Relevance: Knowledge of a broad range of biotechnology-related careers and activities and their contexts in the local, regional, national and global economies; the ability to communicate such information effectively to a variety of constituent groups (students, parents faculty administrators and community members.)

• Technology: Good computer software skills – familiarity with Microsoft Office suite, Google platform, email and electronic calendars and experience with a variety of web or app-based teaching resources, media and technologies.


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