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Student Research Assistant - Department of Biology - Faculty of Science (Amended closing date)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, March 31, 2014
Date of Posting: 
February 13, 2014
Department of Biology - Faculty of Science
Student Research Assistant (Amended closing date)
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$10.40 per hour (vacation pay included)

May 5, 2014 for 16 weeks

The Department of Biology is seeking a motived undergraduate summer student to work with graduate students and colleagues on a Canadian Water Network (www.cwn-rce.ca) project examining "The Origin, Occurrence and Fate of Nitrate in Sedimentary Bedrock Groundwater in the Maritimes". The summer student would be supervised by Dr. Cathy Ryan at the University of Calgary, but be employed by UPEI and work out Dr. Michael van den Heuvel’s lab at UPEI.


The work will be mainly located in western PEI, and will involve:
• field support in the drilling, instrumentation, and development of small groundwater sampling wells
• river, spring, and groundwater sampling
• door-to-door well water sampling

Training will be provided. 


• The candidate should be registered in an undergraduate natural science program (e.g. biology, chemistry, physics, geology).
• Preference will be given to candidates:
 with some hydrology knowledge,
 who have field and/or outdoor experience,
 good communication skills,
 familiarity with hand tools, repairing equipment, etc. and/or
 familiarity with data management in excel.
• A valid driver’s license and good driving record are required.
• Being well organized will be considered a definite asset.

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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