Research Assistant - Chemistry Department

Competition Number: 
39S13
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Date of Posting: 
April 18, 2013
Department: 
Chemistry Department
Position: 
Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

Salary: 
$10.74 per hour (vacation pay included)
Term: 

May 6, 2013 to August 16, 2013

 The Chemistry Department requires a Research Assistant to assist with a Physical Chemistry research project with Dr. Brian Wagner involving exploring the soil-water interface using fluorescence spectroscopy.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
To explore the use of fluorescence spectroscopy to study the soil-water interface region in aqueous soil mixtures, using various fluorescent probe molecules. The student will prepare analytical solutions and slurries of various soils in water and to measure absorption and fluorescence spectra, and analyze the results. Other responsibilities will include participation in group meetings, and maintenance of the laboratory working space and equipment.
QUALIFICATIONS:
The successful candidate should be a UPEI Chemistry Majors or Honours student, and have completed at least two years of their Chemistry program with a strong academic performance; successful completion of Chem 231 and Chem 221 are required. Laboratory experience with techniques such as UV-visible fluorescence spectroscopy and other analytical chemistry methods will be an asset.
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.

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