Biology Science Field Trip Initiative - Graduate Assistant (April 2019 - May 2019)

Project Description:

The departments of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biology, together with the Office of Public Engagementand the Faculty of Science, and in partnership with the Newfoundland and Labrador English School

District, are happy to announce the continuance of a new initiative focused on hands-on science field
trip opportunities for school-aged children in the laboratories at Memorial University.
This program will run from April 29, 2019 – May 31, 2019 and will offer complimentary, experiential, 2-
2.5-hour learning opportunities for students at the Grade 8 level.


Working under the direction of several senior Biology laboratory instructors, the Graduate Student
Assistant will:
 Escort students to and from the arrival, laboratory and departure locations
 Assist in the laboratory activity design, set-up, and break down
 Instruct students during the assigned laboratory activity and respond to any questions they have
 Related work, as required

Position Available: Graduate Assistant (GA)
Number of Positions: 2
Hours: 56 hours
Duration: April 2019-May 2019


The successful candidate will have a background in Biology and previous GA experience with the
Department of Biology. Experience assisting with Biology 2060 (Cell Biology) and Biology 3401 (Animal
Physiology) labs is considered an asset.
The candidate will have strong oral and written communication, organizational and
interpersonal skills, and have the ability to work independently and within a team environment.
Familiarity with the current curricula outcomes of the Newfoundland and Labrador Junior High School
Science program and previous teaching experience at the secondary level is not required, but is
considered an asset.

Deadline: April 8, 2019 at 5 pm

Apply to: Jody Burke, Academic Program Officer (Biology)