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Science Lab Teaching Assistant (Chemistry - Alphaville Campus)

Science Lab Assistant Teacher in the Middle Years Section at the Alphaville Campus

For 27th July 2022

St. Nicholas School is seeking to appoint a science lab assistant (full time available to teach two lessons per week) for the secondary section of the Alphaville campus. The ideal candidate will have at least six months’ experience working in an educational setting and who will enjoy working in a highly stimulating and dynamic international environment. More information about St. Nicholas School can be found at

St Nicholas is a vibrant, stimulating and happy multicultural environment. After 35 years’ experience of running the Pinheiros site, the school opened a second campus among the rolling hills of a satellite city, approximately 30 minutes from São Paulo. The Alphaville campus has a large green area and ample, well-resourced classrooms. The school currently educates over students through Grade 8 and is adding an additional year group each academic year. International-mindedness is valued, promoted and celebrated. The school is authorised to offer the PYP and the MYP, and through these programmes it seeks to provide a balanced, challenging, and transformative education for its diverse body of students, most of whom are studying English as an additional language. St Nicholas is a successful, forward-thinking and well-run school where teachers value sharing ideas, resources and experiences.

The Science Department is a small but growing department where teachers value sharing ideas, resources and experiences. Science is taught through an integrated program in Grades 6-8 and as the discrete subjects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics in Grades 9 and 10. Curriculum development is ongoing to reflect the school’s inquiry based philosophy and the science programme is based around innovative school designed units of inquiry which reflect understanding and transfer of knowledge and skills in realistic and meaningful situations. The school is equipped to offer outstanding facilities for all areas of science, as the school currently offers four purpose-built labs each containing state of the art equipment and technology, with more input and potential for growth welcomed from future members of the science department. All subject groups work closely together to build interdisciplinary understanding, and collaboration across the STEM subjects as well as other subject areas is encouraged and facilitated. All teachers are expected to contribute to the ECA program and PSHE curriculum in a way that is relevant to their experience and interests.

Candidates are expected to have:

  • A university degree in Chemistry (and CRQ registration) a related teaching qualification (Licenciatura em Química) and six months’ teaching experience.
  • Fluent English for teaching and departmental collaboration
  • A commitment to inquiry-based learning and the school’s vision and mission.
  • A commitment to international mindedness and IB teaching philosophy (
  • A positive and optimistic attitude to students, learning and education.
  • Additional qualities to add to the school community.


Letter of application including a curriculum vitae, with the names and contact details of three referees, should be sent by e-mail to Interviews will follow for all shortlisted candidates.


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