Student Laboratory Assistants (Up to 20 Positions) - Department of Biology - Faculty of Science

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Student Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Department of Biology - Faculty of Science
Student Laboratory Assistants (Up to 20 Positions)
Hours of Work:
Varied (approximately 3-4 hours each lab section per week)

$13.00 per hour plus 4% vacation pay


ASAP – April 30, 2022

The Department of Biology at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications from UPEI students who are interested in Assisting in laboratories and/or marking in the following Biology courses in the Winter 2022 semester.

Courses may be taught on-line and/or in person.

Courses may include:

Human Physiology (Bio 1220), Organisms & Their Environment (Bio 1320), Microbiology (Bio 2060), Cell & Molecular Biology (Bio 2210), Genetics I (Bio 2230)/Human Genetics (Bio 2240), Human Biochemistry (Bio 2250), Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (Bio 3240), Animal Behaviour (Bio 3350), Molecular Biology Research Techniques (Bio 3520), Conservation Genetics (Bio 4130)


  • Demonstrating, and assisting in laboratories and/or tutorials, and marking exams and assignments
  • The successful applicants will be required to participate on a weekly basis for the duration of the applicable semester


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

Applications will only be considered if they include the following information:   

  • The course(s) in which you are you interested in assisting
  • The days and hours you are available to work, (both afternoons and evenings).
  • Your current phone number and e-mail address

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.

UPEI will require all students, staff, and faculty to comply with the Covid 19 attestation and vaccination requirements as set out under the UPEI Covid 19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified student candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study permit will be given priority.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. 

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.