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Student Research Assistants (2 Positions) - Department of Physics

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Date of Posting: 
April 19, 2017
Department of physics
Student Research Assistants (2 Positions)
Hours of Work: 

33.75 hours per week 

$12.95 - $14.37 (depending on previous experience) per hour (vacation pay included)

May 2, 2017 – August 18, 2017 (Minimum 12 weeks to a maximum of 16 weeks during this period)

Dr. James Polson is seeking two undergraduate research assistants to work on projects using computer simulation methods to study the physical properties of polymer systems.


• Each student will write a Monte Carlo simulation program, which will be used to perform calculations to investigate the dynamics and conformational behavior of polymers in confined and crowded environments.  The simulations will run on a multi-node computer cluster
• The student will also analyze the resulting data and compare the results with theoretical predictions


• Each successful candidate will have completed his/her second year of study in an undergraduate physics program at a minimum.
• He/she should also have some experience with computer programming

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 (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, 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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