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Graduate Laboratory Instructors (Up to 35 Positions) - Department of Biology - Faculty of Science

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Department of Biology - Faculty of Science
Graduate Laboratory Instructors (Up to 35 Positions)
Hours of Work:
Varied (approx. 3-4 hours/course per week)

$20.20 per hour plus 4% vacation pay


September 2022 to April 2023

The Department of Biology at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications from individuals who are interested in instructing laboratories in the following Biology courses in the 2022-23 Academic Year. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to students enrolled in a UPEI Graduate program.

Fall Courses:

Current Issues in Environmental Biology (Bio 1010), Introductory Microbiology for Health Sciences (Bio 1060) Human Anatomy (Bio 1210)/Human Anatomy & Histology (Bio 2260), Genes, Cells and Macromolecules (Bio 1310), Zoology (Bio 2040), Ecology (Bio 2220), Plants & People (Bio 3110), Research Methods and Communications in Biology (Bio 3310), Intro Physiology of Cells and Organisms (Bio 3260), Evolutionary Biology (Bio 3820), Marine Biology (Bio 3910) Plant-Animal Interactions (Bio 4660)

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), Genetics II (Bio 3230), Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (Bio 3240), Animal Behaviour (Bio 3350), Molecular Biology Research Techniques (Bio 3520), Human Physiology & Pathophysiology (Bio 4010), Conservation Genetics (Bio 4130), Environmental Toxicology (Bio 4850)


  • Instructing and leading labs 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 Fall and/or winter semesters


  • Enrolled in a graduate program at UPEI
  • Have completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology or a similar program that required a course with laboratory that is equivalent to the lab they want to instruct.
  • Have good communication skills
  • Be WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) trained or be willing to take the training

Note: Priority will be given to students enrolled in a UPEI Graduate program; however, resent graduate are encouraged to apply.

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

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


  • The course(s) they are interested in
  • The days and hours they are available to work, (both afternoons and evenings)
  • 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 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.