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Student Research Assistant - Plant Science - Department of Biology - Faculty of Science

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, April 22, 2016
Date of Posting: 
April 14, 2016
Department of Biology
Student Research Assistant - Plant Science
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$13.41 per hour (includes vacation pay)

16 weeks (May 9 – August 26)

An assistant is required to support ongoing research projects in plant science in Dr. Christian Lacroix’s laboratory.  Students with a strong interest in pursuing advanced studies in environmental science will be given priority.  This position will involve field work.  Training in techniques relevant to the discipline will be provided.


• Assisting other lab personnel with field and lab work related to ongoing projects
• Retrieving scientific literature
• Organizing and entering data using standard software
• Updating and maintenance of lab’s web site (VRE)
• Growing plants from seed stock


• Knowledge of plant development and conservation ecology is an asset
• Experience using word processing and spreadsheet software required
• B+ overall average (or higher) in Biology/Environmental Studies courses  

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 posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (www.upei.ca/hr).

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume 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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