Student Research Assistant - Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Student Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work:
Up to 37.5 hours per week
$12.25 per hour (plus 4% vacation pay)

May 1 – Aug 23, 2019

A research assistant position is available for undergraduate engineering student with interest in the design and development of bio-printing technologies. The objective of this project is to optimize the design of a novel printhead. The student will work under the supervision of Dr. Ali Ahmadi and will receive training in the areas of bio-instrumentation and fluidic simulation.


The students will work on the following tasks:
• Perform fluidic simulation to model the bio-printing process
• Assist in optimization of design for bio-printing printhead


• Basic knowledge of engineering design and engineering drawing (CAD) is required
• Proficiency in technical writing is required
• Priority will be given to students with previous experience in fluidic simulation

Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and the 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. Applications will not be accepted via email.

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.