Student Research Assistants (3 Positions) - School of Sustainable Design Engineering

Competition Number: 
63S17
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Date of Posting: 
April 19, 2017
Department: 
School of Sustainable Design Engineering
Position: 
Student Research Assistants (3 Positions)
Hours of Work: 

Up to 37.5 hours per week 

Salary: 
$11.70 per hour (vacation pay included)
Term: 

May 1, 2017 – August 25, 2017

Three research assistant positions are available for undergraduate engineering students with interest in the development of bioprinting technologies. Bioprinting is an emerging technology for creating tissue constructs for numerous applications including tissue engineering, drug discovery and artificial skin for cosmetic product testing. The students will work under the supervision of Dr. Ali Ahmadi, and will receive training and gain experience in the areas of bioprinting and biomedical engineering.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• The students will work on the design, development and optimization of technologies for dispensing living cells and biomaterials

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Basic knowledge of thermofluidics and engineering drawing (CAD) is required
• Previous experience with 3D printing and proficiency in technical writing is required

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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