Student Research Assistant - Department of Biomedical Sciences - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
124S14
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Date of Posting: 
October 6, 2014
Department: 
Department of Biomedical Sciences - Atlantic Veterinary College
Position: 
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

15 hours per week

Salary: 
$10.76 per hour (vacation pay included)
Term: 

As soon as possible to November 30, 2014

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• The Department of Biomedical Sciences is seeking applications for a temporary student research assistant position. 
• The position is required to work in a lab to process kidney tissue slides using immunofluorescence microscopy and perform image analysis using ImageJ and other NIH software.
• The work entails highly focused and exact processing of several thousand digital images in a dark room.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• The student must have excellent computer proficiency in ImageJ and other programs and expertise in microscopy.
• Laboratory experience would be an asset but is not a requirement. 
• Other qualifications are a very strong work ethic, exactitude and excellence in image analysis, very strong focus, and independence.
• Strong references demonstrating these skills are required.

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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