St. F. X. Chemistry Department

Student Assistants 2017-2018

 

NOTE: Now hiring for Second Term!

 

The following positions for Student Demonstrators are available (see Positions Available link above), subject to course enrolments and budgetary considerations, for first term, at the indicated pay rates.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB:

A lab demonstrator will normally be required to:

  1. Prepare him/her self for and attend all lab sessions for the course assigned.
  2. Oversee the students assigned to you doing their experimental work.
  3. Be on the front line to ensure that all work is carried out safely (i.e., promote the concepts of SAFETY: Everybody’s responsibility and SAFETY IS AN ATTITUDE).
  4. Mark student lab work (pre-labs and write-ups as required) and record marks accurately. All answer sheets, marking schemes and record sheets will be provided.

 

A corrector (assignment marker) will work directly with the professor of the course who will provide all materials and details of number and frequency of work required.

PAYMENT:

 

As listed, will be made (one payment) towards the end of the appropriate term, paid directly into the student’s bank account.  Information on this will need to be supplied, by the student, directly to the Payroll Department of the University – more information will be made available to student assistants during the term.

 

POSITIONS:

 

You may apply for as many positions as you wish, but normally only one position will be awarded for any one term.

 

Students with either Chem 100 or 120 are encouraged to apply for any first year lab course.  Those with Chem 151 may only apply for Chem 151.

 

For all 2nd year positions you cannot have a commitment (i.e. class, team practice, job, volunteering, etc) in the time between 5-6pm on the lab day for which you are applying.  Some labs may run long and you are required to stay until the students have finished.

 

Those with Chem 225 may not apply for Chem 220.  For Chem 225, either Chem 225 OR Chem 220 is required.

 

For all other courses, you must have already passed the course for which you are applying.

 

 

NOTE:

- FIRST YEAR LABS run ALTERNATE WEEKS ONLY (i.e., maximum of 6 per term).

 

- CHEM 232 LAB is currently scheduled for ALTERNATE WEEKS but may need to be adjusted to accommodate a large class [payment adjusted accordingly].

 

- Morning (a.m.) labs run 8:15 – 11:05am.  Afternoon (p.m.) labs run 2:15 – 5:05pm.  Evening labs run 6:30-9:30pm on Mondays, and 7:00-10:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

 

DEMONSTRATOR POSITIONS

Course

Lab Day

Base pay rate/semester

Positions Available (Nov 17th)

Chem 100

Monday p.m.

$175

1

Chem 100

Tuesday a.m.

$175

1

Chem 100

Tuesday p.m.

$175

0

Chem 100

Wednesday a.m.

$175

2

Chem 100

Wednesday p.m.

$175

2

Chem 100

Thursday p.m.

$175

1

Chem 120

Wednesday p.m.

$175

1

Chem 120

Thursday p.m.

$175

0

Chem 220

Tuesday p.m.

$350

2

Chem 220

Wednesday p.m.

$350

2

Chem 232

Friday p.m.

$250

0

Chem 245

Monday p.m.

$350

0

Chem 255

Thursday p.m.

$350

2

Chem 255

Friday p.m.

$350

1

 

 

CORRECTOR POSITIONS

Course

Base pay rate/semester

Positions Available

Chem 100

$175

0

Chem 255

$175

0

 

 

 

HOW TO APPLY:

 

Although we value all interest in our Student Assistant Positions, handling of inquiries is extremely time-consuming at this busy time of year.  Therefore, READ the information here.  THEN APPLY FOR A SPECIFIC POSITION, giving your name, your email and term-time telephone number, and your major and year of study.  Also, please include the chemistry courses that you have taken and school years in which you have taken them.

 

APPLICATIONS can be made by e-mail to JENNIFER FRASER (jlfraser@stfx.ca).  Hiring will tentatively begin Monday Nov 27th.  Successful applicants will be notified once the positions have been filled. 

 

DEMONSTRATORS will be required to complete a SAFETY TRAINING SESSION to be scheduled as early in the term as possible.

 

Please notify JEN (jlfraser@stfx.ca) immediately of any changes to your application.