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Summer Research Assistant(s) - Department of Biology

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Date of Posting: 
June 12, 2013
Department of Biology
Summer Research Assistant(s)
Hours of Work: 

Up to 21 hours per week, part-time with flexible days

$10.40 per hour (vacation pay included)

June 2013 to August 30, 2013

To assist in and carry out field ecology research with a team of graduate and undergraduate students on a common beach plant and wild lupines. The position will involve fieldwork in natural and roadside habitats in PEI, surveying plant populations, collecting measurement and tally data on wild plants and collected specimens, and may require some trips off-island. The student will also be responsible for managing data collection, completing data entry, and caring for preserved collections. The student’s primary role will be to assist in on-going projects.
The successful candidate(s) should be a returning Biology student, and have completed at least one year of a Biology undergraduate degree. Students must be willing to work outdoors in all types of weather, demonstrate patience and attention to detail, work well in a team, and able to follow directions. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to students with an interest in environmental sciences, plant ecology and/or field biology research.
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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