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Student Assistant - Department of Biology

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Date of Posting: 
September 18, 2014
Department of Biology
Student Assistant
Hours of Work: 

Up to 12 hours a week

$10.76 per hour (vacation pay included)

 September 2014 to November 30, 2014

Dr. Pedro Quijon (Biology Department) is seeking to hire a part-time student assistant to help with research projects in PEI shoreline systems (sandy beaches and estuaries, as required)


• The student will assist with identification of marine invertebrates, in particular, amphipods, in addition to help in a few ongoing projects on invasive species.
• The student needs to be comfortable with extensive field and laboratory work in different areas of the island, sometimes at odd hours (based on tides, weather, etc).
• A valid driver's license is required.


• Students who have experience identifying marine amphipods are strongly preferred
• Students who completed Field coastal ecology (Bio-327) are strongly preferred
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Ability to work on western PEI shorelines

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, 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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