Chemistry Lab Technician Fall/Winter 2023-24 Orillia

Application Deadline: July 27, 2023

Faculty of Science & Environmental Studies/Chemistry Department

Lakehead University, Orillia Campus, invites applications for a Contract Technician in the Department of Chemistry.  Applications are requested to teach:

Chemistry 1110L-FO1 Introductory Chemistry I

Course description: An introductory course in the fundamental principles of chemistry. Topics include: stoichiometry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, introduction to organic chemistry, periodic properties of the elements.

Start Date/Duration:   Sept. 5, 2023-Dec. 4, 2023

     Tuesdays/2:30 pm – 5:30 pm – OA3001

Chemistry 2111L-FO1 Analytical Chemistry I

Course description:  Introduction to quantitative chemical analysis; acid-base, complexometric, precipitation and redox titrations; elementary spectrophotometry. Extensive applications to industrial and environmental problems.

Start Date/Duration:   Sept. 5, 2023-Dec. 4, 2023

     Wednesdays/2:30 pm – 5:30 pm – OA3001

Chemistry 2211L-FO1 Organic Chemistry I

Course description:  Physical properties, chemical reactions, nomenclature and conformational properties of alkanes, alkenes and alkynes. Characteristic reactions of alcohols and alkyl halides. Reactions of various types of carbonyl compounds. Optical, geometric and diastereoisomerism. Introduction to the spectroscopic identification of organic compounds.

Start Date/Duration:   Sept. 5, 2023-Dec. 4, 2023

     Fridays/8:30 am – 11:30 am – OA3001

Chemistry 3251L-FO1/Biology 3252L-FO1 Lab for Biochemistry I

Course description:  Chemistry and metabolism of monosaccharides, disaccharides and polysaccharides. Chemistry of amino acids and proteins. Structure and reaction of fatty acids, triacylglycerols and phospholipids. Structure and properties of nucleotides and polynucleotides of DNA and RNA.

Start Date/Duration:   Sept. 5, 2023-Dec. 4, 2023

     Thursdays/2:30 pm – 5:30 pm – OA3001

Please note:  This schedule is tentative and subject to change.  Instructors should refer to the online timetable prior to the start of classes. 

Qualifications Preferred:  A University degree in Chemistry is required. A MSc or PhD in Chemistry or a closely related discipline is preferred. Prior experience teaching similar content is highly preferred. Experience with online or alternative modes of course delivery is desirable.

"Experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of delivery is highly desired."

Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and

cutting-edge research. Our campuses are located in Thunder Bay on the traditional

lands of the Fort William First Nation, Signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850

and in Orillia on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg, and Rama First Nation.

Lakehead University acknowledges the history that many nations hold in the areas

around our campuses and is committed to a relationship with Métis and Inuit and First

Nations peoples. Lakehead has approximately 10,000 students and 2,160 faculty and

staff. With an emphasis on collaborative learning and independent critical thinking and a

multidisciplinary teaching approach, Lakehead offers a variety of degree and diploma

programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels through its nine faculties,

including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health and Behavioural

Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Science and Environmental Studies, Social

Sciences and Humanities, Graduate Studies, and Faculty of Law. For further

information, please visit:

For further information, please contact Dr. Zi-Hua Jiang.  Detailed information on the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies / Department of Chemistry and our programs are available at:

Review of applications will begin on July 27, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) should include: a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and/or evidence of teaching effectiveness. A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada.pdf form must accompany your package.  We encourage applicants with the Right of First Refusal (as outlined in article 19.03.02 of the LUFA/LU Collective Agreement) to indicate their status in their application.

Applicants should submit their electronic application to:

Department of Chemistry

Lakehead University

955 Oliver Road

Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1

Attn: Dr. Zi-Hua Jiang, Chair


Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.

Lakehead University has an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan 2019-2024 with a goal to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as measured by increasing representation of under-represented groups among applicants, candidates and hires. Experience working with Indigenous or racialized communities, and/or members of other equity-deserving groups is a strong asset. A lived experience or worked experience of any of these issues is preferred.

We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343.8010 ext. 8334 or human.resources@lakeheadu.cato make appropriate arrangements.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.