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Research Summer Student - Lobster Molecular Biology, Biomedical Sciences and AVC Lobster Science Centre

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Date of Posting: 
March 31, 2015
Biomedical Sciences and AVC Lobster Science Centre
Research Summer Student - Lobster Molecular Biology
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$10.76 per hour (vacation pay included)

May 4, 2015 to August 21, 2015

The Department of Biomedical Sciences and AVC Lobster Science Centre seeks applications for a summer student research position to assist in conducting basic science studies in the environmental contaminants exposure of lobster.


The successful applicant will work under the supervision of graduate students, post-doctoral students and/or technical personnel to assist in experimental studies on the environmental contaminant exposure of lobster. Specific responsibilities include setup & husbandry of lobster exposures and follow up analyses including gene expression studies.


• Candidates should be enrolled in a DVM undergraduate program and be returning to full-time studies in the Fall of 2015.
• Successful completion of courses in molecular biology, genetics and cell biology are required.
• Courses in marine/aquatic biology and statistics are desirable.
• Previous experience in aquatics research and molecular techniques (gene expression analysis using RT-qPCR) is an asset.
• The successful candidate should have a stated interest in basic or clinical research and demonstrate evidence of strong organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Candidates should be familiar with standard data handling and presentation software and possess strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills appropriate to working in a team environment.
• Participation in the AVC Summer Research and Leadership program (see website for details) is an available option for interested students.

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, unofficial transcript and names and contact information of two references, 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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