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Summer Research Assistant - Department of Biology

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, April 29, 2013
Date of Posting: 
April 22, 2013
Department of Biology
Summer Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

33.75 hours per week

$10.40 per hour (vacation pay included)

12 weeks [ May 21, 2013-August 9, 2013 ]

 The Biology Department requires a student to assist with a research project during the summer of 2013.
To carry out experiments designed to investigate the effects of natural product extracts on the behavior of cancer cells in vitro . These experiments will be under the direction of the laboratory supervisor.
The successful candidate should possess prior lab experience [including mammalian cell culture, western blotting technique , cytotoxicity assays, amongst other lab experience]. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, but preference will given to senior students in Biology or related discipline.
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.

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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