Student Research Assistant - Department of Physics - Faculty of Science

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Student Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Department of Physics
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work:
33.75 hours per week
$15.43 per hour (plus 4% vacation pay)

May 6 to August 16, 2019

Dr. Bill Whelan is seeking one research assistant to work on a project using optical spectroscopy methods to evaluate a novel optical microfluidics system.


• Measure the optical reflection and transmission through a microfluidics device
• Measure and characterize the optical emission from a LED based microfluidics device
• Analyze the collected optical data to determine optimal operational characteristics of a microfluidics device


• Successful candidate will have completed at least three years of an undergraduate physics program
• Experience setting up and running physics experiments
• Experience using optical systems including lasers, optical detectors and fiber-optics
• Experience analyzing optical/physics data including uncertainty analysis
• Ability to work independently

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.