JOB POSTING
Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 4207

Chemistry
Position Title: LAB DEMONSTRATOR
   
Course: CHEM 3P41
   
Course Details: Instrumental Methods for Quantitative Analysis
Start 2014-01-01     End 2014-04-30
Winter, D3
   
Compensation:
Teaching Assistant, Course Coordinator and Lab Demonstrator positions are paid according to the qualifications that the employee holds.

Employees who do NOT hold a 4-year honours degree or a 3-year pass degree will be paid the undergraduate rate - $1,133.00 per 60-hour appointment or $18.88 per hour.

Employees who hold a 4-year honours degree or a 3-year pass degree will be paid the graduate rate - $1,784.00 per 60-hour appointment or $29.73 per hour.

In cases where additional duties are required as part of a Teaching Assistant?s duties, these hours shall be compensated at the appropriate Teaching Assistant rate.
 
Duties:
The nominal workload for this position is 5 hours per week (3 hours demonstrating, 2 hours marking). Duties and responsibilities will be in accordance with Article 22 of the Collective Agreement. This is a third year advanced analytical chemistry course. Students design and carry out experiments in the following areas: determination of chemical contaminants using extraction procedure and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) analysis, sample preparation and elemental analysis of inorganic materials using inductively coupled plasma spectrometer (ICP) and/or atomic absorption spectroscopy (AA) and development and optimization of the high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method for separation of a mixture. Students work in groups and carry out three project type experiments, each of three-week duration. All experiments are carried out each week. Under the direction of the course instructor and supervised by the senior demonstrator, the incumbent is required to be familiar with laboratory procedures, demonstrate chemistry laboratory techniques, teach and assist students during the lab, mark lab reports, maintain safe laboratory conditions, clean up after the lab, keep attendance and marks records and attend meetings as needed. May be required to prepare solutions and perform other tasks as directed by the senior demonstrator. Participation in TA Orientation Day is recommended.
 
Qualifications:
An Honors BSc in Chemistry or related discipline or equivalent experience is required. The successful candidate will have good knowledge of basic analytical techniques, familiarity with analytical method development, experience using various computer programs, and experience with GC/MS, HPLC, ICP or AA. Successful completion of CHEM 2P42 and CHEM 3P41 with honors standing or similar courses are necessary. Attendance at the Divisional Science Safety Seminar is a departmental requirement.
 
Applications:
Applications will be accepted until 2013-07-17

Applications should include a cover letter, a current resume, a CUPE 4207 application form and your seniority date.

Please complete an application form available in the Department of Chemistry or online. BROCK STUDENTS MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF THE MOST RECENT STATEMENT OF STANDING. Applications from non-Brock students should include a cover letter, a CV, a transcript, a list of 3 referees, a CUPE 4207 application form and your seniority date. Forward applications to: Chair, Department of Chemistry, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1.
 
Please Note:
If applicable, applicants are responsible for submitting their seniority date with their application. Applicants that don't include a seniority date will be assumed not to have one.

Positions listed on this posting are subject to course enrolments and budgetary approval.

As per Article 22.04 of the Collective Agreement:

- Graduate Students enrolled at Brock University shall not accept an appointment in excess of an average of ten (10) hours per week over an academic term, in which she is enrolled as a full time student, without the prior permission of the Dean of Graduate Studies;
- Undergraduate Students enrolled at Brock University shall not accept more than nine (9) Teaching Assistant appointments, or the equivalent of nine (9) Teaching Assistant appointments in any classification, per term minus the number of courses in which that student is currently enrolled;
- Part-time Graduate Students and Non-Students shall not accept any appointment which, taken together with all other appointments at the University, would cause the member to exceed the maximum number of regular hours (i.e. not overtime hours) allowable in a work week under the Employment Standards Act, as amended from time to time.

Permission to exceed the above mentioned workload limits should be obtained prior to application.

A Collective Agreement governs part-time Instructor, Teaching Assistant, Lab Demonstrator, Course Coordinator and Marker-Grader positions at Brock University. A hardcopy of the Agreement can be obtained from Human Resources or accessed on the Human Resources Web Site - www.brocku.ca/hr-ehs
 
Additional Comments:
 
For office use only: 2013-06-17 - #6008 - Approved