Laboratory Technician Iv Physics .

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We have a vacancy of Laboratory Technician Iv Physics in our company, Douglas College. This vacancy is based in New Westminster British Columbia Canada. Please go through the job detail mentioned below.

Position Title: Laboratory Technician Iv Physics
Company: Douglas College
Work Type: Part Time
City of work: New Westminster British Columbia Canada
URL Expiry: 2023-01-08
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Job Detail

Day of the Week Other – See work arrangements., Wednesdays, Thursdays

Shift See work arrangements.

Work Arrangements

These temporary part-time (minimum 6 hours per week) positions are available for the period of January 4, 2023 to April 28, 2023 to provide laboratory support for first year astronomy labs ( ASTR 1105 – Introduction to Astronomy). Regular hours of work will be scheduled between the hours of 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm, depending on courses assigned. Labs will be scheduled on Wednesday and/or Thursday evenings and specific days will be assigned based on course scheduling requirements. The positions are located at both the New Westminster and Coquitlam campuses.

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 physics laboratory including preparation of materials for use in the laboratory, subject to the curricula approval of the Physics faculty. Provides exceptional client-centred service on a consistent basis to all stakeholder groups.


  • Provides laboratory instruction and demonstration related to college physics courses.
  • instructs students with respect to the laboratory component of college physics courses;
  • demonstrates the correct use of equipment in the laboratory;
  • instructs students with respect to safety procedures;
  • supervises students in the laboratory, ensuring compliance with safety procedures;
  • develops and implements strategies to facilitate student learning.
  • Evaluates student work and performance in relation to laboratory requirements.
  • evaluates written work submitted by students as well as the performance of students in the laboratory in relation to laboratory requirements of courses;
  • assesses and assigns final laboratory grades;
  • provides additional assistance to students, outside of regularly scheduled laboratory times, in relation to course work.
  • Prepares materials for use in the laboratory, subject to the curricula approval of the Physics faculty.
  • assesses new information and determines its relative value in relation to facilitating student learning in the laboratory;
  • sets and evaluates laboratory quizzes and exams;
  • maintains, updates and arranges for printing of laboratory manuals;
  • creates and/or initiates the development of supplementary instructional materials such as posters, information sheets, etc.;
  • researches, designs and writes experiments for student use.
  • Performs other related duties.
  • creates, maintains and update report sheets;
  • maintains records of physics laboratory grades;
  • sets up laboratory equipment and demonstrations and ensures equipment is in good working order;
  • participates as a discipline member in the revision of laboratory materials and manuals;
  • maintains currency with respect to physics and physics laboratory instruction.

To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need

  • Good working knowledge of the English language (written and verbal).
  • B.Sc. in Physics from a recognized post secondary educational institution or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Good working knowledge of course content; operation and routine maintenance of laboratory equipment and apparatus; modern techniques pertaining to the instruction of Physics courses.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate courteously and effectively in person, in writing and over the telephone with students, faculty, administrators, staff and the public.
  • Demonstrated experience speaking to groups and preparing written materials for lab assignments.
  • Excellent working knowledge of preventative measures required of laboratory equipment.
  • Ability to maintain current knowledge in the field of Physics.
  • Proven ability to effectively demonstrate proper laboratory techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum direct supervision as well as establish priorities and achieve deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Required to set up laboratory equipment, which may include lifting, pushing and pulling up to 40 lbs

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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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