Laboratory Demonstrators, Assistants & Instructors - Undergrad & Graduate Students - Department of Biology - Faculty of Science

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Department of Biology - Faculty of Science
Laboratory Demonstrators, Assistants & Instructors - Undergrad & Graduate Students
Hours of Work:
3-10 hours per week 
$11.70 - $18.45 per hour (vacation pay included, commensurate with qualifications, educations and experience)

September 2017 – April 2018

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:

Fall Semester:  Environmental  Biology (Bio 1010), Human Biology(Bio 1020), Introductory Microbiology for the Health Sciences (Bio 1060), Human Anatomy (Bio 1210) , Intro Cell & Molecular Biology (Bio 1310), Zoology (Bio 2040), Ecology (Bio 2220), Genetics I (Bio 2230/2240),  Plant Community Ecology (Bio 3140), Intro Physiology (Bio 3260),  Research Methods &Communications (Bio 3310), Life of Mammals (Bio 3710), Marine Biology (Bio 3910), Watershed Ecology (Bio 4620)

Winter Semester:  Human Physiology (Bio 1220), Intro to Organisms (Bio 1320), Microbiology (Bio 2060), Botany (Bio 2020), Cell Biology (Bio 2210), History of Biology (Bio 3120), Comparative Vert Anatomy (Bio 3240), Evolutionary Biology (Bio 3820), Human Phys & Pathophysiology (Bio 4010), Comp. Vert. Physiology (Bio 4020), Conserv. Gentetics (Bio 4130), Biogeog. & Macroecology (Bio4520), Marine Comm. Ecology (Bio 4650), Biology of Cancer (Bio 4720)
Other courses as the need arises.


• Can include setup/dismantling, demonstrating, assisting or instructing in the lab, conducting tutorials, and the marking of 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 lab/week-hours)


• Applicants must possess good communication skills
• Be WHMIS trained
• have a knowledge of the laboratory material and an acceptable academic record (min.2.7 GPA)

Complete applications must include the following:  
1) Please indicate if you are applying to both teach and mark or only to mark relevant courses. 
2) Please indicate the laboratory section(s) in which you are interested and the times you are available 
3) Please provide a contact number and e-mail address.
4) All students interested in working in the lab must be WHMIS trained. The WHMIS course is available online (see the Human Resources web site)

Priority is given 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 posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (

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 a,permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study permit 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.

Previous applicants of Competition 93S17 need not reapply.

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.