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Student Laboratory Assistants - Department of Applied Human Sciences - Faculty of Science

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Date of Posting: 
August 4, 2015
Department of Applied Human Sciences, Faculty of Science
Student Laboratory Assistants
Hours of Work: 

Up to 10 hours per week

$11.27 per hour (vacation pay included)

Fall 2015 Semester with the possibility of extension for the Winter Semester 2016

Applications are invited from 3rd and 4th year students majoring in Foods and Nutrition who are interested in assisting in the Foods laboratory for FN 111 Introductory Foods, with additional duties as required.


• Could include laboratory setup, demonstrating, assisting students in the laboratory, marking, running errands on campus, and other duties as required.
• The successful applicants will be required to participate at a minimum in a weekly lab for the duration of the Fall Semester.
• Student assistants will be expected to begin their lab shift half an hour prior to the start of each lab, and remain half an hour longer. Labs sections have been scheduled as follows:
• Tuesday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
• Wednesday 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
• Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
• Friday 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Please include in cover letter the laboratory section(s) for which you are available.


• Applicants must be a 3rd or 4th year major in Foods and Nutrition who have completed FN 111 with high academic standing (minimum average 75%) and have excelled in the laboratory component.
• They will possess good communication and interpersonal skills, be interested in food, and have knowledge of the laboratory material.
• Previous experience in a laboratory setting will be considered an asset.

Priority 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, that briefly outlines your qualifications and indicates the laboratory section(s) for which you are available; 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.

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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