MTS Level 7 - Senior Research Assistant - Climate Research Lab (Grant Funded)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Date of Posting: 
March 30, 2017
Climate Research Lab
MTS Level 7 - Senior Research Assistant (Grant Funded)
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week 

$54,242 to $59,645 per annum, prorated to time and term as per CUPE 1870

As soon as possible – August 31, 2017 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The Climate Research Lab is seeking a lead researcher for the 2017 field season to conduct work related to funded projects and assist in graduate research projects.


• Conduct UAV missions related to ongoing projects
• Obtain appropriate permission from Transport Canada for UAV operation
• Train and assist on the safe operation of UAVs in research
• Train and assist on UAV data processing and analysis
• Assist in funding proposals and project design
• Provide GIS expertise for ongoing projects and proposals
• Develop coastal impact visualizations relating to ongoing projects
• Expectation to conduct literature reviews and contribute to journal articles


• Candidate must have significant experience flying UAVs including fixed wing and multirotor
• Extensive experience and knowledge of UAV best practices including data processing
• Expected to have a background in geospatial science
• Experience using a variety of software suites including; ArcGIS, Pix4D, Unity, Photoshop, Mission Planner, Drone Deploy, Flight Planner
• Civil and Commercial UAS Training Course Certified
• ROC-A certified
• Programming experience
• Experience managing large spatial datasets
• Must be able to work as part of and team and independently as necessary
• Must be self-motivated
• Master’s Degree required

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 (

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, 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.

Successful Candidate(s): 

A. Clark

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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