Student Laboratory Assistants and Markers (Up to 50 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 and Markers (Up to 50 Positions)
Hours of Work:
3-5 hours per week/ per lab

$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 2021-22 Academic Year:

Fall Courses:

Current Issues in Environmental Biology (Bio 1010), Human Anatomy (Bio 1210)/Human Anatomy & Histology (Bio 2260), Genes, Cells and Macromolecules (Bio 1310), Zoology (Bio 2040), Ecology (Bio 2220), Research Methods and Communications in Biology (Bio 3310), Intro Physiology of Cells and Organisms (Bio 3260), Evolutionary Biology (Bio 3820), Biogeography & Macroecology (Bio 4520), Watershed Ecology (Bio 4620)


Winter Courses:

Human Physiology (Bio 1220), Organisms & Their Environment (Bio 1320), Botany (Bio 2020), 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), Comparative & Env. Vertebrate Physiology (Bio 4020), Conservation Genetics (Bio 4130)

Applicants wanting to be considered for second term only must apply now and indicate this on their application.


  • 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.

Previous applicants of Competition # 121S21 need not reapply.


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 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.

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.