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Douglas College

Laboratory Facilitator, Chemistry

Part Time
5 days ago
Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Laboratory Facilitator, Chemistry Posting Number 01557SA Location New Westminster Campus Grade or Pay Level S - Pay Level 15 Salary Range $27.97 per hour (with wage increments to a max of $31.52 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 08/29/2022 End Date 12/16/2022 Day of the Week Tuesdays, Wednesdays Shift See work arrangements. Work Arrangements
This temporary, part-time (14.00 hours per week) position is available for the period of August 29, 2022 to December 16, 2022. Regular hours of work are Tuesday and Wednesday, between the hours of 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. Shift days and times may change depending on the Department's need. Occasional evening and/or weekend work may be required. The position is located at the New Westminster campus; however, successful candidate must be available for occasional work at the Coquitlam campus.
What Douglas Offers
DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best colleges even better.
The Role
To provide laboratory instruction, evaluation and supervision of students in the chemistry laboratory including preparation of materials for use in the laboratory, subject to the curricula approval of the Chemistry faculty. Provides exceptional client-centred service on a consistent basis to all stakeholder groups.


1. Provides laboratory instruction and demonstration related to college chemistry courses.

a. instructs students with respect to the laboratory component of college chemistry 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.

3. Prepares materials for use in the laboratory, subject to curricula approval of the Chemistry faculty.

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, updates 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.

4. Performs other related duties.

a. creates, maintains and update report sheets;

b maintains records of chemistry 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 chemistry and chemistry laboratory instruction;

f. performs duties of Laboratory Technician II, as required.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
• A B.Sc. in Chemistry from a recognized post-secondary educational institution. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.
• 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 Chemistry laboratory, including WHMIS .
• Good working knowledge of English (written and verbal).
• A demonstrated ability to:

o communicate courteously and effectively in person, in writing and over the telephone with students, faculty, administrators, staff, and the public.

o work independently with minimum direct supervision.

o establish priorities and achieve deadlines.

o effectively demonstrate proper laboratory techniques.

o maintain current knowledge in the field of chemistry.

o 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.
Needs a Criminal Records Check No

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 07/19/2022 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online on the Douglas College Career Site . Qualified internal applicants shall be given first consideration in filling the position. All internal applications must be received by July 26, 2022. 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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