Research Assistant - St. Lawrence Aster Seed Bank Project - Biology Department - Faculty of Science

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, January 20, 2014
Date of Posting: 
January 12, 2014
Biology Department - Faculty of Science
Research Assistant - St. Lawrence Aster Seed Bank Project
Term Full Time
Hours of Work: 

33.75 hours per week

$28,012 per annum, pro-rated to term as per CUPE 1870

January 2014 to March 31, 2014

 Grant Funded Position

An assistant is required to support a research project to implement a ‘Gulf of St. Lawrence Aster Seed Bank’ under Dr. Christian Lacroix’s supervision in the Biology Department. This position will involve laboratory work. Training in techniques relevant to the discipline and safety training will be provided. This position is subject to final funding approval.


Leading the implementation of a proper seed banking protocol for the St. Lawrence Aster - Retrieving scientific literature relevant to the projects at hand - Organizing and entering collected data using standard software - Updating and maintenance of lab’s web site (VRE) - Preparing a final report for submission to funding agency - Performing other general lab and plant care duties as required


- Knowledge of plant development and ecology is an asset; individuals with a knowledge of and experience in Plant Science will be given priority. - Experience using word processing & spreadsheet software (e.g. Word, Excel, etc.) required. - B+ overall average (or higher) in Biology courses.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

S. Riehl

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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