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Student Research Assistant - Department of Biology - Faculty of Science

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, September 9, 2016
Date of Posting: 
September 2, 2016
Department of Biology - Faculty of Science
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

Up to 33.75 hours a week

$11.54 per hour (vacation pay included)

September 12, 2016 – October 10, 2016

Dr. Pedro Quijon (Biology Department) is seeking to hire a short-term student/research assistant to help with crab behavior research experiments to be conducted in September-October 2016 in the laboratory and the field (Basin Head, PEI).


The student will assist with the handling of green crabs, Irish moss clumps and other marine invertebrates. The student will need to work on flexible (at times odd) hours due to tide and weather conditions, and the monitoring of laboratory experiments. Experience gathered from previous volunteer work on the topic will be a strong asset. 


• Must be able to drive large vehicles (truck) and experience with canoes/kayaks (for Basin Head)
• Must have experience working with animals (e.g. human society)
• Must be a senior or recent graduate from Biology or Psychology program with good grades
• Must be fully available to work odd hours in basin Head and lab facilities
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team in the lab and the field

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 (www.upei.ca/hr/).

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.
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