Student Research Assistant - School of Sustainable Design Engineering - Faculty of Science

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Student Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
School of Sustainable Design Engineering
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work:
12-15 hours per week
$12.08 per hour (vacation pay included)

February - March 31, 2018 (6-8 weeks)

The School of Sustainable Design Engineering is seeking applications for a student research assistant position.


  • This position is required to work in lab/clinic bays/ industry research centers under the direction of Dr. Aitazaz Farooque Assistant Professor and technicians to assist in design and development of industrial projects underway
  • The incumbent is required to assist with welding, testing, evaluations, data entry and analysis
  • The student will be trained in engineering design and sustainability aspects. The students will be encouraged to participate in industry meetings to present design project results


  • The student must have good computer, sensors and software skills
  • Must have a good academic record and a strong work ethic
  • Must be capable of working in a team environment and independently
  • Must be willing to work in lab and field environments

Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

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 posted on the UPEI Human Resources website ( Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, or fax it to (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified student candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study permit 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.

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.