Top Biology Instructor Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Biology Instructor. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Biology Instructor resumes they appeared on. For example, 20.6% of Biology Instructor resumes contained Lab Equipment as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Biology Instructor actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Biology Instructor resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Lab Equipment

high Demand
Here's how Lab Equipment is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Used lab equipment including weighing, volumetric measurement, solution preparation and glassware cleaning.
  • Coordinated all laboratory activities for 150 students included setting up lab equipment and preparing chemical solutions.
  • Maintained lab equipment and instrumentation, instrument calibration and chemical inventory.
  • Cooperated with team members to categorize histology slides, tag cadavers, and configure lab equipment.
  • Prepared and delivered lectures; prepared and taught corresponding laboratory exercises; organized and maintained lab equipment and apparati.

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2. Biology

high Demand
Here's how Biology is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Revised and integrated Biology Department curricula with state science standards as these became available.
  • Developed a 2- semester Methods Course in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
  • Developed Biology content for Sophomore Capstone Project on Pandemics.
  • Instructed lecture and laboratory for General Biology
  • Assist student with subjects in Cell Physiology, Chemistry, Biology, Physics and other science base classes.
  • Aided in laboratory instruction for 30 students in the ocular biology course for optometry students.

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3. Physiology

high Demand
Here's how Physiology is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Worked with and altered Physiology curriculum to serve for inner-city middle school students
  • Designed and instructed an introductory class on physiology and disease.
  • Conducted scientific research in Reproductive Physiology in Rhesus Monkeys.
  • Instructed Upper Division and Lower Division Science Courses at UC Berkeley.Courses included IB 132/132L Human Physiology Lecture/Laboratory-Completely redeveloped curriculum/lectures/exams/etc.
  • Operated and maintained training devices peculiar to the aviation physiology and aviation water survival training programs.
  • Administered tracking of data for 2,000+ students and instructors into Aerospace Physiology Information Management System.

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4. Anatomy

high Demand
Here's how Anatomy is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Conduct college-level Anatomy and Physiology courses for nursing students.
  • Lectured and conducted labs, administered grades Instructor for Anatomy and Physiology I & II labs
  • Teach Anatomy and Physiology to college students (lecture and laboratory)
  • Facilitate students learning Anatomy and Physiology content by preparing supplementary materials, explaining materials in understandable terms, and answering questions.
  • Assist students in learning and understanding anatomy and physiology material-Provide in depth explanations of various physiological processes-Demonstrate knowledge of various anatomical structures
  • Supervised functions of the cadaver and virtual anatomy laboratories leading to successful student integration of both laboratories in medical education.

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5. Curriculum Development

high Demand
Here's how Curriculum Development is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Contributed to service activities, curriculum development groups, and division and college committees that maintained and improved instructional programs.
  • Participate in curriculum development and serve on institution committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program.
  • Participated in curriculum development and staff training
  • Mentored and advised peers on teaching practices, curriculum development and administrative duties.
  • Collaborate with peers in curriculum development.
  • Provided support in curriculum development and textbook selection activities.

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6. Classroom Management

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Here's how Classroom Management is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Provided classroom management and monitoring while setting high expectations to encourage students' success Maintained and consistently updated student's grades.
  • create lectures, teach lab and lab procedures, grading, testing, and classroom management
  • Employed several classroom management strategies to approximately 900 students.
  • Demonstrated excellent classroom management with students of culturally and economically diverse backgrounds.
  • Led district-wide in-service on classroom management.
  • Certified in Differential Instruction: Classroom Management: SIOP, Curriculum Mapping and Making Content Comprehensible.

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7. Lesson Plans

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Here's how Lesson Plans is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Designed and implemented curriculum and lesson plans to accommodate different academic levels for 9th - 12th grade students.
  • Researched web sites and security briefs on current terrorism threats in order to prepare lesson plans and presentations.
  • Prepare lesson plans including lectures, class activities, and exams, while maintaining classroom discipline.
  • Developed lesson plans, labs, assignments and exams for high school students.
  • Develop and implement daily lesson plans, administer tests and evaluations.
  • Developed lesson plans, exams, and labs for 10th grade.
  • Developed lesson plans and experiments to aid students in learning.
  • Constructed and implemented lesson plans on scientific thinking and basic laboratory processing.
  • Developed lesson plans, assigned weekly homework assignments,supervised animal dissections, and taught 60 minute, weekly classes
  • Collaborated with other teachers to direct lesson plans and instruction - Collected and analyzed student data to drive instruction
  • Conducted organized, rigorous lesson plans to classes of 20 or more students.

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8. Non-Science Majors

high Demand
Here's how Non-Science Majors is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Teach Lecture and Laboratory to non-science majors (CHEMISTRY-100)

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9. Online

high Demand
Here's how Online is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Maintained and designed the online recreation registration program; processed reservation requests for City parks and other City-owned facilities.
  • Developed online teaching/class enhancement material see: https://sites.google.com/site/drjerrodhunter/.
  • Recognized as the first in the institute to develop and teach a hybrid science course in both classroom and online formats.
  • Maintained an online discussion forum to allow students to interact with their peers and myself outside class.
  • Graded class activities and posted grades online.
  • Obtained the Advanced Teaching Online certificate.
  • Lecture and Lab)* Taught an accelerated course fusing both online and on-ground class meetings for non-traditional students* Designed laboratory experiments

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10. Ecology

high Demand
Here's how Ecology is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Instruct evening course- Bio 4: Global Ecology (lecture and lab)
  • Contracted guest instructor for field aquatic ecology course.

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11. Genetics

high Demand
Here's how Genetics is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Created and executed classroom lectures and laboratory courses in biotechnology, molecular/cellular biology, genetics, and various biology courses.
  • Developed curriculum and Taught college biology courses in physiology, cellular biology, and genetics.
  • Subject matter included Mendelian genetics, introductory molecular genetics,chromosome mapping, etc.
  • Supervised or directed the work of other geneticists, biologists, technicians, or biometricians working on genetics research projects.
  • Conducted research with students into plant population genetics.
  • Organized the successful recruitment of selected faculty in Biochemistry as well as in Pharmacology, Cell Biology and Medical Genetics.

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12. Topics

high Demand
Here's how Topics is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Instructed topics related to food sources, digestion, absorption and metabolism, and the role of nutrition in health.
  • Lead group discussions on topics relating to Biodiversity .
  • Teach and supervise laboratory exercises associated with topics covered in class.
  • Key topics include: site plan analysis, light study, public works analysis, and historic preservation.
  • Organized class topics and activities to facilitate learning of material in a logical, comprehensive manner.
  • Advised students on topics, themes and thesis statements for their final writing assignments.

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13. Academic Advisor

average Demand
Here's how Academic Advisor is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Served as an academic advisor to students.
  • Functioned as an academic advisor, also provided career counseling and personal counseling.
  • Served as an Academic Advisor for AS students.

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14. Undergraduate Courses

average Demand
Here's how Undergraduate Courses is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Developed and facilitated undergraduate courses at Lincoln College of Technology.
  • Designed and instructed undergraduate courses in group communication.
  • Lectured undergraduate courses in mathematics.
  • Teach undergraduate courses in English Composition; contribute to ongoing curriculum review and expansion;

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15. Student Learning

average Demand
Here's how Student Learning is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Incorporate exciting and engaging activities that reinforce student participation and reinforce student learning.
  • Contributed weekly tutoring sessions at the Student Learning Center on campus.
  • Assess student learning progress utilizing technology and digital learning tools to communicate results and recommendations to English teachers.
  • Demonstrated experience in measuring student learning outcomes, assessing and improving student learning and evaluating course efficacy.
  • Coordinated with senior management on course status while integrating technology to optimize student learning.
  • Collaborate with laboratory technicians and other administrators to improve student learning and efficient running of classes and labs.

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16. Biol

average Demand
Here's how Biol is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Used variety of teaching techniques to encourage student critical thinking and discussion in Biology, Anatomy/Physiology, Cell Biology and Microbiology.
  • Design and Teach lesson plans for College Prep Biology coursework in conjunction with laboratory activities to provide hands-on experience with required standards
  • Created a new course in Biotechnology and revamped the Microbiology lab courses and introduced new biotechnology experiments.
  • Developed a challenging Nuclear Biological & Chemical training program that enforced Army standards and emphasized safety.
  • Instructed courses on general biology, anatomy and physiology, environmental biology, and microbiology.
  • Fielded creative and ethical discussions about biology and the applications of recent advancements in technology.
  • Demonstrated ability in creating and implementing units of study involving all strands of Biology.
  • Organize teaching lessons to review biological and biochemical topics for prospective medical school students
  • Implemented Biology review instruction that focused on language and Keystone exam preparation.
  • Managed the Pediatric Neurology Molecular Biology Laboratory work single-handed for three years.
  • Created a series of continuing education workshops for biology teachers in Biotechnology.
  • Developed curriculum for Biology department using calendar and consensus mapping techniques.
  • Developed and delivered a comprehensive, hands-on curriculum for biology course.
  • Designed and implemented curriculum for introductory and advanced Biology courses.
  • Developed and implemented a condensed biology curriculum to summer school students
  • Facilitated high school classroom instruction in Biology and Anatomy.
  • Instructed students in under-graduate level genetic and molecular biology.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, General Biology and Anatomy and Physiology
  • Set up and execution of Biological Laboratory experiments.
  • Conducted scientific research in Molecular Biology.

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17. Botany

average Demand
Here's how Botany is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Institute of Medicine-2, Rangoon, Burma Zoology and Botany (2 hours per week)

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18. Course Materials

average Demand
Here's how Course Materials is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Provided a professional demeanor when presenting course materials, as well as assisting students throughout the lab.
  • Prepare course curricula, create course materials, deliver lectures and proctor exams.
  • Showed initiative and creativity by personally producing and improving course materials.
  • Maintain course materials in compliance with College and regulatory requirements.
  • Developed and implemented interesting and interactive learning mediums to increase student understanding of course materials.
  • Prepared course materials including syllabic, homework assignments and handouts.

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19. Emphasis

average Demand
Here's how Emphasis is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Collaborate with instructional team to develop and implement curriculum with emphasis on experiential project-based learning.
  • Conduct laboratory experiments with strong emphasis on protection of the environment and coordination of field trips to Research Institutions.

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20. Powerpoint

average Demand
Here's how Powerpoint is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Developed and presented lectures consisting of PowerPoint slides and white-board instruction.
  • Prepared thorough PowerPoint presentations and lab handouts.
  • Prepared PowerPoint slides; posted slides to course website, proctored exams.
  • Created and presented lectures in PowerPoint format to enhance learning process.
  • Integrated use of Technology in the classroom including PowerPoint presentations, webquests, and educational websites.
  • Composed weekly lectures using Microsoft Powerpoint Supervised weekly laboratory activities Developed exams and extra-credit assignments Maintained a database of student grades

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21. Adjunct

average Demand
Here's how Adjunct is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Assisted adjuncts and full time faculty by setting up materials and equipment for classroom activities.
  • Served as an adjunct faculty instructor teaching introductory and secondary Anatomy and Physiology courses required to complete health and medical-related majors.
  • Lectured introductory chemistry courses as an adjunct instructor.
  • Nominated for adjunct of the year 2008
  • Provide mentorship for new adjuncts and graduate students entering the teaching profession.

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22. Blackboard

average Demand
Here's how Blackboard is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Utilized Microsoft PowerPoint / Word and Blackboard.
  • Instruct Human Anatomy' in lecture Give lecture using blackboard and powerpoint Proctor exams Grade scantrons
  • Utilized Blackboard for instructional purposes; while testing their knowledge through examinations
  • Developed Blackboard course instruction with multimedia presentations of course instruction.
  • Position involved regular use of instructional technology, Blackboard Academic Suite, and presentation software/hardware.
  • Developed Blackboard course instruction for discussion board questions, as well as multimedia instructions through the Internet.

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23. Office Hours

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Here's how Office Hours is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Maintained twelve (12) weekly office hours and twenty (20) weekly lab/lecture hours.
  • Maintain scheduled office hours to assist and advise students as needed.
  • Interfaced with students during class and office hours.
  • Be available for office hours for no less than 10 hours per week Prepare complete course syllabi.
  • Provided individualized student contact through regular office hours and email to resolve problems.
  • Design course curriculum, supervised graduate students and held office hours Participate in multiple poetry events and established an Arabic reading book-club

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24. Laboratory Classes

average Demand
Here's how Laboratory Classes is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Planned lectures, administered examinations and gathered samples for experiments and laboratory classes.
  • Develop and administer curriculum and examinations for lecture and laboratory classes.
  • Instructed Anatomy and Physiology lecture and laboratory classes.
  • Perform chemical demonstrations for lecture and laboratory classes.
  • Evaluate and monitor student performance in lecture and laboratory classes by writing quizzes and exams about material covered in class.
  • Instructed freshman and sophomore General Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry and coordinated the associated laboratory classes.

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25. Laboratory Sections

low Demand
Here's how Laboratory Sections is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Lectured and laboratory sections for evening classes in the General Principles of Chemistry
  • Teach ERD and SQL in laboratory sections and supervising three other AIs.
  • Led discussion sections for general chemistry and advanced biochemistry courses at IU Set up and instructed laboratory sections for advanced biochemistry courses
  • Presented topics in life science, supervised laboratory sections, evaluated student performance.
  • Planned and led laboratory sections for three General Chemistry (103,121) and one Inorganic Chemistry (N330) courses.
  • Graduate instructor for undergraduate laboratory sections of Introduction to Informatics.

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26. Laboratory Exercises

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Here's how Laboratory Exercises is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Create and implement lesson plans Lecture and conduct laboratory exercises
  • Planned and executed laboratory exercises related to lecture sessions to enhance learning.
  • Developed and delivered lectures and laboratory exercises for various learning styles.
  • Provided classroom and internet instruction to students through lecture, demonstrations and laboratory exercises.
  • Provided assistance in setting up and organizing the laboratory exercises.
  • Develop lecture materials, laboratory exercises, and maintain grade records in Anatomy/Physiology I and II.

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27. Science Department

low Demand
Here's how Science Department is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Create interesting and fun strategies to enhance student engagement and enjoyment Work alongside science department to maintain educational requirements.
  • Served as Science Department Chair and Goal Team Manager.
  • Substituted for the Chairman of Chemistry/Physical Science Department.
  • Head of the Science Department & Coaching Science Teachers & Teaching ChemistryWorking with Dean of Testing on EOC & ACT Science Concerns
  • Head of the Science Department and instructed high school students in basic concepts and relevant applications & topics in chemistry.
  • Conducted meetings as the Head of the Math and Science department at Gary Lighthouse Charter School.

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28. Biotechnology

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Here's how Biotechnology is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Acted as lead instructor and program coordinator for the Hispanic Bilingual Biotechnology Camp.
  • Developed and served as the coordinator of the Certificate Program in Biotechnology.
  • Helped organize MACUB conference at UCC and coordinate a workshop on Biotechnology.
  • Managed the evolution, implementation, and assessment of the biotechnology program.

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29. Environmental Science

low Demand
Here's how Environmental Science is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Designed online Environmental Science course with laboratory.
  • Coordinated the Environmental Science Program from 1992-98.
  • Completed on-line instructor course Fall 2012 for environmental sciences and nutrition.
  • Spring 2006; Agriculture and Environmental Science [ ] (3 credits).

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30. Instructional Materials

low Demand
Here's how Instructional Materials is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Provided program support for special need students by identifying and developing relevant curriculum and instructional materials.
  • Developed and maintained instructional materials and high altitude equipment during hazardous exposures to altitude.
  • Assist in preparing instructional materials for daily instruction as planned by the teacher.
  • Adapted teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs.
  • Adapted teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs.
  • Develop instructional materials to assist students with targeted learning objectives.

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31. DNA

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Here's how DNA is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Selected appropriate instrumentation for DNA isolation, purification, and cloning.
  • Studied the effects of ionizing radiation on the cell cycle and DNA damage / repair in human cell models.
  • Performed genetic analysis with Beckman-Coulter CEQ8000 Capillary DNA Sequencer and recombinant DNA techniques.
  • Determined the role of RECQ1 helicase and replication fork restart on repair of repeated DNA sequences.
  • Developed a new protocol for mapping DNA translocations after damage with next generation sequencing technology.
  • Develop microfluidic chip and device to provide DNA sequencing inside picoliter sized aqueous droplets.

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32. Laboratory Courses

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Here's how Laboratory Courses is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Experience developing laboratory- based general laboratory courses.

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33. Mathematics

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Here's how Mathematics is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Assisted one Mathematics Professor in a finite class V118 for 150 people three times a week.
  • Prepared teacher-trainers in high school level science and mathematics.
  • Supported the TCC NE Department of Mathematics.
  • Provided personalized instruction in mathematics, chemistry, physics, and SAT preparation.
  • Guided students to make connections between chemistry and mathematics.
  • Developed annual teaching curriculums in Mathematics and Science.

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34. Student Records

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Here's how Student Records is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Maintained up-to-date, detailed student records and statistics for grade progression and graduation of senior students
  • Constructed, administered, graded examinations; maintained student records
  • Grade assessments and maintain complete student records.

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35. Immunology

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Here's how Immunology is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Exposed students to beginner immunology and common immunological techniques in a course called Immunology.

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36. Life Science

low Demand
Here's how Life Science is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Provide lecture and laboratory instruction in the life sciences to undergraduate and adult learners.
  • Teach Introduction to Plants (Botany), and Life Science (for nonmajors).

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37. PCR

low Demand
Here's how PCR is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Designed specific PCR primers using Oligo software.

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38. Science Curriculum

low Demand
Here's how Science Curriculum is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Modified/individualized Science curriculum for at risk students -Implemented a stress reduction program for at risk students
  • Designed, implemented and paralleled science curriculum with lesson plans engaging to students from various multicultural backgrounds.
  • Steered a K-12 science curriculum alignment and established outcome based education standards
  • Developed and established a working laboratory to enhance the science curriculum.
  • Developed the Environmental Science curriculum.
  • Developed a high school science curriculum in a school that was lacking a science department.

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39. Subject Matter

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Here's how Subject Matter is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the subject matter and participated in designated professional development activities to promote educational enhancement.
  • Mentor and support students to ensure understanding and assimilation of subject matter.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to establish learning objectives and ensure that instructional content is presented logically and effectively.
  • Fostered deeper understanding of subject matter while teaching undergraduate Organic chemistry lecture and laboratory courses
  • Served as the orientation subject matter expert on the design of an Intranet/CD ROM based orientation program.
  • Worked with subject matter experts to identify critical knowledge, skills, and behaviors and develop scenarios.

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40. Moodle

low Demand
Here's how Moodle is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Instruct 9th grade at risk students Use Moodle pages and technology to support individualized instruction

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41. Study Guides

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Here's how Study Guides is used in Biology Instructor jobs:
  • Created study guides, lectures, exams, and laboratory and classroom applications and relayed student progress to appropriate personnel.
  • Created study guides, held both group and individual study sessions, and taught test taking techniques
  • Created study guides with review questions to help students understand complex concepts.
  • Helped healthcare students reach academic potential by creating study guides, assisting during classes, and conducting 1:1 sessions.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Biology Instructor

Lab Equipment23.1%
Biology21.6%
Physiology9.3%
Anatomy8.9%
Curriculum Development8.2%
Classroom Management5.9%
Lesson Plans3.4%
Non-Science Majors2.4%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Biology Instructor

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Lab Equipment
Lab Equipment
20.6%
20.6%
2
2
Biology
Biology
19.3%
19.3%
3
3
Physiology
Physiology
8.3%
8.3%
4
4
Anatomy
Anatomy
8%
8%
5
5
Curriculum Development
Curriculum Development
7.3%
7.3%
6
6
Classroom Management
Classroom Management
5.3%
5.3%
7
7
Lesson Plans
Lesson Plans
3%
3%
8
8
Non-Science Majors
Non-Science Majors
2.1%
2.1%
9
9
Online
Online
2.1%
2.1%
10
10
Ecology
Ecology
2%
2%
11
11
Genetics
Genetics
1.9%
1.9%
12
12
Topics
Topics
1.4%
1.4%
13
13
Academic Advisor
Academic Advisor
1.3%
1.3%
14
14
Undergraduate Courses
Undergraduate Courses
1.2%
1.2%
15
15
Student Learning
Student Learning
1.2%
1.2%
16
16
Biol
Biol
1%
1%
17
17
Botany
Botany
0.9%
0.9%
18
18
Course Materials
Course Materials
0.9%
0.9%
19
19
Emphasis
Emphasis
0.9%
0.9%
20
20
Powerpoint
Powerpoint
0.8%
0.8%
21
21
Adjunct
Adjunct
0.7%
0.7%
22
22
Blackboard
Blackboard
0.7%
0.7%
23
23
Office Hours
Office Hours
0.7%
0.7%
24
24
Laboratory Classes
Laboratory Classes
0.7%
0.7%
25
25
Laboratory Sections
Laboratory Sections
0.7%
0.7%
26
26
Laboratory Exercises
Laboratory Exercises
0.6%
0.6%
27
27
Science Department
Science Department
0.6%
0.6%
28
28
Biotechnology
Biotechnology
0.6%
0.6%
29
29
Environmental Science
Environmental Science
0.6%
0.6%
30
30
Instructional Materials
Instructional Materials
0.6%
0.6%
31
31
DNA
DNA
0.5%
0.5%
32
32
Laboratory Courses
Laboratory Courses
0.5%
0.5%
33
33
Mathematics
Mathematics
0.5%
0.5%
34
34
Student Records
Student Records
0.4%
0.4%
35
35
Immunology
Immunology
0.4%
0.4%
36
36
Life Science
Life Science
0.4%
0.4%
37
37
PCR
PCR
0.3%
0.3%
38
38
Science Curriculum
Science Curriculum
0.3%
0.3%
39
39
Subject Matter
Subject Matter
0.3%
0.3%
40
40
Moodle
Moodle
0.2%
0.2%
41
41
Study Guides
Study Guides
0.2%
0.2%

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