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Climate Visualization Assistants (2) - Climate Research Lab - Research Services

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, May 31, 2013
Date of Posting: 
May 13, 2013
Climate Research Lab - Research Services
Climate Visualization Assistants (2)
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$10.40 per hour (vacation pay included)

June 3, 2013 to September 2, 2013

The Climate Research Lab requires two students to work with the Director of the Lab to create geographic visualizations of climate change.
The successful candidates will be part of a team who will create:
• a geographic visualization of Prince Edward Island using 2010 colour orthorectified aerial photos linked to an exaggerated digital elevation model (DEM) at 1.5m;
• Geographic visual flyovers to show the landscapes and coastlines of Prince Edward Island;
• visual flyovers to zoom in on areas of significant coastal erosion, coastal dynamics or importance – including Charlottetown Harbour, Summerside Harbour, Cavendish, Savage Harbour (Piggot’s Point), Souris and Lennox Island – and visualize past (1968) coastline dynamics highlighted in red;
• a geographic visualization of sea-level rise impact on the Island using “raising the bathtub level” approach, with a zoom in on areas of flooding risk, and examples of types of future armouring required to protect critical infrastructure; and
• a geographic visualization of rising temperatures, rising precipitation and indicators of climate (lengthening growing season, lengthening frost-free season, increasing extreme hot days, decreasing extreme cold days, increasing premium golf days) for Prince Edward Island.
• Self motivated 4th year student, Masters, Ph.D. or recent graduate
• Excellent organization, time management and study skills
• Strong communication skills
• Ability to work with minimal supervision
• Specialized college or university courses in geographic information systems and/or geographic visualization
• Strong ArcGIS, Android ADK, Google Maps API, Shivia 3-D, Unity software skills
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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