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Student Research Assistant - Department of Health Management - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, April 27, 2015
Date of Posting: 
April 17, 2015
Health Management - Atlantic Veterinary School
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$11.91 per hour up to $13.22 per hour depending on experience and qualifications (vacation pay included).

June 8 – August 15, 2015

Dr. Sophie St-Hilaire, at the Atlantic Veterinary College, is seeking to hire a summer student to help with research projects in aquatic ecology.


The student will assist with several field projects related to the effects of invasive green crabs on coastal populations of shellfish in PEI.  The student will help with fishing and sorting of green crabs for molted animals.  The student will be required to collect and record field data.  Most of the field work will be near Murray River. 

Outdoor field work (on the water) will be required.  The student needs to be comfortable wading in tidal areas and be available to work odd hours (based on tide schedule) for field collection.   Some heavy lifting will be required.


Students in biology or veterinary medicine preferred:
• Strong organizational skills.
• Ability to work independently.
• Strong oral communication skills.
• Strong digital literacy skills.
• Ability to do field work in coastal habitats.
• Ability to swim.
• A valid driver's license is required. 

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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