Student Research Assistant - School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences ** Revised Closing Date**

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Date of Posting: 
April 19, 2017
School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week 

$14.37 per hour (vacation pay included)

May 8, 2017 – August 25, 2017 

Dr. Gordon MacDonald, School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, is looking for a student assistant to work on teaching and research projects. The research project will involve computer search for fast matrix multiplication algorithms, and the teaching project will involve development of an interactive Calculus e-text.


• The Research Assistant will be responsible for providing programming and software development support for: implementing algorithms for visualizing and searching for fast matrix multiplication algorithms, and developing/coding interactive figures for inclusion in the Calculus e-text.


• The successful candidate will have completed at least three years of a Computer Science Major program
•  Knowledge of Linear Algebra and Calculus, and excellent coding skills are essential, and students should have (at a minimum) completed UPEI’s Math 191 (or 151), Math 192 (or 152), Math 261, CS 151, CS 152, CS 261, CS 262 and CS 435 (or their equivalents)
• Students must include their grades in these courses with their applications, and by applying, give consent for the Associate Dean of School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences to verify these grades through UPEI's online course management system

Priority is 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 (

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, 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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