Laboratory Facilitator, Biology

Douglas College
November 21, 2023
Offerd Salary:$31.10
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Part time
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Position Information

Position Title Laboratory Facilitator, Biology

Posting Number 02058SA Location New Westminster/Coquitlam Campus Grade or Pay Level S - Pay Level 15 Salary Range $31.10 per hour (with wage increments to a max of $35.01 per hour). Salary and wage increments are in accordance with the Collective Agreement. Position Type Support Staff - Temporary Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Temporary Employment Type Part-Time Posting Category Staff Start Date 01/03/2024 End Date 05/03/2024 Day of the Week Other - See work arrangements. Shift N/A Work Arrangements

This temporary part-time position is available starting January 3, 2024. Hours of work are generally between the hours of 8:00am – 6:30pm, Monday to Friday. Occasional evening and/or weekend work may be required. Scheduled hours range between 4 hours to 7 hours per day depending on the assignment. This position is located at the New Westminster and Coquitlam campuses. The successful candidate must be available for occasional work at the both campuses.

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The Role

The Lab Facilitator (Biology) provides laboratory instruction, evaluation and supervision of students in the biology laboratory including preparation of materials for use in the laboratory, subject to the curricula approval of the Biology Faculty. This position also provides exceptional client-centred service on a consistent basis to all stakeholder groups.


1. Provides laboratory instruction and demonstration related to college biology courses, subject to the curricula approval of the Biology Faculty. a. instructs students with respect to the laboratory component of college biology courses and assists students with difficulties related to the lecture component of courses; b. demonstrates the correct use of equipment in the laboratory; c. instructs students with respect to safety procedures; d. supervises students in the laboratory, ensuring compliance with safety procedures; e. develops and implements strategies to facilitate student learning.

2. Evaluates student work and performance in relation to laboratory requirements. a. evaluates written work submitted by students as well as the performance of students in the laboratory in relation to laboratory requirements of courses; b. assesses and assigns final laboratory grades; c. provides additional assistance to students, outside of regularly scheduled laboratory times, in relation to course work; d. assists faculty with marking and invigilating final exams, when required; e. sets and assesses lab questionnaires, subject to the approval of the Dean; f. formulates staff schedule and lab exam schedules, subject to the approval of the Dean.

3. Prepares materials for use in the laboratory, subject to the curricula approval of the Biology Faculty, including using multimedia computer applications. a. assesses new information and determines its relative value in relation to facilitating student learning in the laboratory; b. sets and evaluates laboratory quizzes and exams; c. maintains and updates audio tapes and handouts and arranges for printing of laboratory manuals; d. creates and/or initiates the development of supplementary instructional materials such as posters, information sheets, etc.; e. researches, designs and writes experiments for student use; f. cares for laboratory animals.

4. Performs other related duties. a. creates, maintains and update report sheets; b. maintains records of biology laboratory grades; c. sets up laboratory equipment and demonstrations and ensures equipment is in good working order; d. participates as a discipline member in the revision of laboratory materials and manuals; e. maintains currency with respect to biology and biology laboratory instruction; f. performs Laboratory Technician II duties as required.

To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need

  • A B.Sc. in Biology from a recognized post-secondary educational institution.
  • Excellent working knowledge of the operation and routine maintenance of laboratory equipment and apparatus together with good working knowledge of safety measures related to the operation of the Biology laboratory, including WHMIS.
  • Good working knowledge of English (written and verbal).
  • A demonstrated ability to:
  • communicate courteously and effectively in person, in writing and over the telephone with students, faculty, administrators, staff, and the public.
  • work independently with minimum direct supervision.
  • establish priorities and achieve deadlines.
  • effectively demonstrate proper laboratory techniques.
  • maintain current knowledge in the field of biology.
  • maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Link to Full Position Profile Equity Statement

    Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.

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    Posting Detail Information

    Open Date 11/14/2023

    Close Date 11/21/2023 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicant

    Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online on the Douglas College Career Site www. Qualified internal applicants shall be given first consideration in filling the position. All internal applications must be received by November 21, 2023. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. All candidates selected for interview will need to bring original certificates and diplomas of educational credentials noted on their resume.

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