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Student Research Assistant - Department of Mathematics and Statistics - Faculty of Science

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, May 17, 2013
Date of Posting: 
May 13, 2013
Department of Mathematics and Statistics - Faculty of Science
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

12.25 hours per week

$10.40 per hour (vacation pay included)

As soon as possible for 6 weeks and September 2, 2013 to October 31, 2013 (9 weeks). A total of 5 weeks.

Dr. Shafiqul Islam , Department of Mathematics and Statistics, is looking for a Research Assistant on a research project with the goal of developing techniques for stability and control of discrete and continuous dynamical systems with applications in Finance.
The research student will help with developing theoretical and numerical techniques for stability and control of discrete and continuous dynamical systems (both deterministic and random) with applications in Finance. The research student will also review some literature concerning Mathematical Finance and dynamical systems.
The successful candidate will have strong background in Analysis and Linear Algebra. Knowledge of programming and ability to program in MAPLE preferred. The candidate must be in a Mathematics program.
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.

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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