Student Research Assistant - Applied Human Sciences - Faculty of Science

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Student Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Applied Human Sciences
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work:
10 hours per week
$12.08 per hour (vacation pay included)

November 2017- January 12, 2018

The PEI Strategies for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) – Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovation Network (Network) will create the infrastructure for a learning/knowledge network in primary health care that will address patient oriented issues across the lifespan (i.e. child, adult, seniors). Led by a tripartite leadership team that spans the dimensions of policy, research, and clinical application, our vision is to create a vibrant and productive patient oriented research community in PEI that is linked regionally and nationally to deliver more integrated, cost-effective primary and integrated health care that leads to improved health outcomes for Islanders. Utilizing a collaborative approach to engage our partners, we will focus on innovative evidence-based initiatives that promote efficient and effective care to meet today’s challenges.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated by the challenge to develop software for custom built sensors with streaming data.


  • Candidate will be required to work with custom built sensors with streaming data
  • Candidate will be developing software to capture, display, analyze and store streaming data; this will incorporate user interface design principals extensive data manipulation including pattern recognition, annotated logging, retrieval and visualization
  • This required software is part of a larger project and thus communication, documentation and experience with code versioning is a requirement


  • Should have demonstrated knowledge of data structures and efficient IO as well as robust software engineering design principals
  • Must have demonstrated ability to problem solve, trouble shoot and manage their time in an independent work setting
  • Extensive Java knowledge including IO, UI, data structures and interfaces
  • Knowledge of design patterns and best software practices
  • Version control experience
  • Demonstrated communication skills

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 ( Applications will not be accepted via email.

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.