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Biology Lab Content Developer (Contract) | Macmillan

Job Details


This position will be employed through Headway consulting firm working remotely throughout the US.

The Biology Lab Content Developer is involved in ensuring that our digital biology lab products are accurate and pedagogically sound. They are responsible for writing clear questions and solutions of varying difficulties, which test students understanding and application of concepts in Biology Lab. They will author hints, solutions, and feedback that provide insightful diagnosis of student mistakes and misconceptions and coach students toward mastery. The Biology Lab Content Developer will also be responsible for reviewing digital lab simulations.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Writing clear, engaging questions which test student’s understanding and application of concepts
  • Authoring hints and feedback that anticipate common student errors, provide insightful diagnosis of their misconceptions, and coach them toward mastering the material
  • Creating solutions to these questions that are complete and concise
  • Inputting the questions, hints, solutions, and feedback into the software
  • Providing clear, concise feedback to other contractors in order to correct errors of content, spelling, grammar, and/or pedagogy
  • Reviewing digital biology lab simulations for accuracy
  • Reviewing digital biology lab simulations lab manual for accuracy


Required Skills / Knowledge:

  • Strong knowledge base in Biology
  • Experience teaching Introductory Biology or Biology Labs for majors and non-majors
  • Ability to write conceptual questions
  • Experience writing original homework and/or test questions
  • Strong computer skills including the ability to quickly learn new products and technology
  • Recent experience teaching Biology and tutoring for Higher Education


Education Requirements:

  •  MS or MA in Biology; PhD in progress will be considered



  • 20 – 40 hours per week


  • Remote