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Student Research Assistant - Department of Biomedical Sciences - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Date of Posting: 
April 26, 2016
Department of Biomedical Sciences - Atlantic Veterinary College
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

15 – 20 hours per week

$10.92 per hour (vacation pay included)

May to August 2016

The Department of Biomedical Sciences is seeking applications for a temporary student research assistant position.  The position is required to work under the direction of Dr. Sunny Hartwig to help research and develop a veterinary physiology syllabus.


The successful candidate will perform an exhaustive literature search to current
advances in our understanding of comparative mammalian physiology, and will help Dr. Hartwig to design a new series of evidence-based physiology lectures incorporating basic science and clinical studies in the PowerPoint format.


• Must be currently enrolled in the DVM program at AVC
• Completion of VBS122 with a minimum A average is required (84 or higher)
• Must have excellent computer proficiency in Excel, Powerpoint, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
• Must demonstrate excellence in interpreting and translating scientific literature, and must have demonstrated expertise in using scientific search engines (E.g. Pubmed)
• Prior tutoring experience, preferably in VBS122 is a requirement and must be formally documented
• Very strong academic record (Cumulative GPA 4.0 or higher)
• A very strong work ethic, very strong focus, and independence
• Strong references demonstrating these skills are required

Priority will be given 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, or fax it to (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified student candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study permit 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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