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Student Research Assistants (Up to 3 Positions) - Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering

Competition Number: 
28S19
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Date of Posting: 
March 26, 2019
Department: 
Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering
Position: 
Student Research Assistants
Hours of Work: 

35 hours per week

Salary: 
$12.25 per hour (plus 4% vacation pay)
Term: 

May 1 – August 31, 2019

The Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering is seeking applications for up to three (3) temporary student research assistant positions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Required to work in lab and field environments (potato fields in PEI and New Brunswick) under the direction of Dr. Aitazaz Farooque, Assistant Professor, to collect soil, crop and yield data
• Required to assist with data interpretation, entry and analysis using statistical tools
• Required to help in soil and crop sample preparation, lab analysis, sensor data (ultrasonic, yield monitoring, electromagnetic induction, NDVI, etc.) collection and field/crop mapping using the differential global positioning system (DGPS) and the geographical information system (GIS)
• The students will be trained in developing precision agriculture technologies for potato cropping systems. The students will be encouraged to participate in industry field days and meetings to present research results

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Must have good computer, sensors and software skills
• Must have a good academic record and a strong work ethic
• Ability to work in a team and independently
• Willingness to work in lab and field environments

Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and the 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 (www.upei.ca/hr). 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, 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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