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Student Research Assistant - Department of Physics - Faculty of Science

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, March 29, 2013
Date of Posting: 
March 7, 2013
Department of Physics - Faculty of Science
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$10.40 per hour (vacation pay included)

May 6, 2013 to August 23, 2013 (16 weeks)

Dr. James Polson is seeking one undergraduate research assistant to work on a project using computer simulation methods to study polymer translocation.
The student will write a Monte Carlo simulation program, which will be used to perform free energy calculations and study the dynamics of polymer translocation through a nanopore.
The simulations will be run on a multi-node computer cluster. The student will also analyze the resulting data and compare the results with theoretical predictions.
The successful candidate will have completed his/her second year of study in an undergraduate physics program at a minimum. He/she should have some experience with computer programming. In addition, the student should have completed a course on either thermodynamics or statistical physics.
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 references to be received no later than the closing date to employment@upei.ca. Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. 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.

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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