Student Laboratory Assistants & Instructors (Up to 10 Positions) - Department of Biology - Faculty of Science

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Department of Biology
Student Laboratory Assistants & Instructors (Up to 10 Positions)
Hours of Work:
3-4 hours per lab/week
Lab demonstrators $12.60, Tutors $15.13 and Instructors $18.94 per hour (vacation pay included)

January 7 – April 30, 2019

The Biology Department invites applications from junior and senior Biology students as well as graduate students interested in demonstrating and/or instructing laboratories or marking in the following Biology courses for the winter semester:

Please note that students currently employed by the Biology Department (Fall semester 2018 courses) do not have to reapply.

Human Physiology (Bio 1220), Intro to Organisms (Bio 1320), Botany (Bio 2020), Microbiology (Bio 2060), Cell Biology (Bio 2210), Human Biochemistry (Bio 2250), Vertebrate Zoology (Bio 3040), Genetics II (Bio 3230), Animal Behaviour (Bio 3350), Evolutionary Biology (Bio 3820), Human Physiology & Pathophysiology (Bio 4010), Conservation Genetics (Bio 4130), Biology of Sex (Bio 4350), Biology of Cancer (Bio 4720) and Environmental Toxicology (Bio 4850) Other courses as the need arises.

Please indicate the course(s) you are interested in and the times you are available.


• Could include setup/dismantling, demonstrating, assisting or instructing in the lab
• Conducting tutorials
• Marking exams and assignments
• The successful applicants will be required to participate on a weekly basis for the duration of the fall and/or winter semester (3-4 hrs./lab/week)


• Applicants must possess good communication skills
• Must be WHMIS trained or willing to take the training
• Must have a knowledge of the laboratory material and an acceptable academic record (min.2.7 GPA)

Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and the 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 posted on the UPEI Human Resources website ( Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume 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.