Research Assistant - Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, March 2, 2015
Date of Posting: 
February 23, 2015
Department of Chemistry
Research Assistant
Full-Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

33.75 hours per week

$14.40 per hour (vacation pay included) (Off Scale CUPE 1870)

 As soon as possible - August 28, 2015 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

The Chemistry Department requires a Research Assistant to assist with research projects in Materials Science with Dr. Rabin Bissessur.


• To synthesize nanocomposite materials for medical applications
• Finalize summaries and data results
• Complete final report, submit to principal investigator
• Attend weekly meetings


• Degree in Chemistry
• Completed at least one graduate leave course in Chemistry
• Experience with techniques such as powder X-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetric analysis, and charge transport measurements
• One year experience working in a Chemistry Lab

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.

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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