PA Level 7 - Research Assistant - Department of Computer Science & Information Technology - Faculty of Science

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Date of Posting: 
November 5, 2013
Department of Computer Science & Information Technology - Faculty of Science
PA Level 7 - Research Assistant
Full-Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$51,000 to $56,200 per annum, prorated to term as per CUPE 1870

As soon as possible until April 18, 2014 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

The Department of Computer Science & Information Technology invites applications for a term position as a research assistant. This is a 22 week position starting Nov. 18, 2013 or when applied for funding becomes available.
This position is dependent upon applied for funding being approved.
The successful candidates will lead the development of a real-time digital video processing and distribution system. Specific duties will include, but are not limited to:
• Research and empirical analysis of existing technologies related to wireless communication and video compression
• Identifying limitations and trade-offs in performance and cost imposed by contemporary technology

• Designing the system's hardware configuration
• Designing and implementing video processing and compression software
• Designing and implementing mobile client application software
• Interaction with industrial partners
• Contributing to the writing of technical reports and research papers
• Formal presentation of experimental results when required

The successful candidate will possess:
• BSc in computer science
• Specific training and/or experience in the development of software for real-time video processing and network communications, and of mobile applications
• Experience with software project management, audio-visual equipment, multi-threaded software development, GPU-based processing and/or embedded systems development would be an asset.
• Excellent communication (written/oral) skills
• Demonstrated motivation and enthusiasm
• Ability to work with minimal supervision.

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 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.

Successful Candidate(s): 

P. Workman

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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