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Student Research Assistant (Behavioral Neuroscience) - Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, April 17, 2015
Date of Posting: 
April 10, 2015
Department of Psychology
Student Research Assistant (Behavioral Neuroscience)
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$ 11.11 per hour (vacation pay included)

4 May 2015 – 28 August 2015

Applications are invited for one full-time undergraduate student research assistant.


• The successful applicant will assist in general laboratory duties including, but not limited to, rodent behavioral testing and histology preparations.

• A senior student with previous experience in a research lab environment.
• Completion of at least three neuroscience-related courses is required and familiarity with in vivo rodent behavioral assays is essential.
• The successful candidate must have successfully completed the UPEI on-site training session in animal use and care.
• Prior experience working with live animals in a research laboratory will be considered a significant asset.
• Good communication skills.
• Be able to function effectively in a team environment.

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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