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Student Position in Biology Help Centre - Department of Biology - Faculty of Science (amended closing date)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Date of Posting: 
August 21, 2014
Department of Biology - Faculty of Science
Student Position in Biology Help Centre (amended closing date)
Hours of Work: 

 Maximum of eight hours per week in both Fall and Winter semesters. Must be available at least 2 afternoons.

$13.56 per hour (vacation pay included)

September 3, 2014 to April 15, 2015

Applications are invited from junior and senior undergraduate Biology students interested in tutoring first and second year students, or Wildlife Conservation students, in the Biology Help Centre.  Specifically, you must be able to tutor students in BIO 131 and BIO 221 (first semester) and BIO 132 and BIO 223 as well as intro Genetics content in BIO 413 (second semester).  Ability to also tutor students in BIO 204 and BIO 206 would be an asset.


• The successful applicant will be required to tutor students visiting the Help Centre on a weekly basis for the duration of each semester (8 hours/week).
•  This will entail answering questions that students have regarding content in various first and second year courses, and genetics content of Conservation Genetics.


• Must be a Biology major with a very good knowledge of basic biology material especially cell biology and genetics, with a CGPA of at least 3.3.
• Must have experience tutoring biology university students and possess good communication skills

Priority to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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