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Student Research Assistant - Chemistry Department

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Date of Posting: 
May 20, 2014
Chemistry Department
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

25  hours per week

$10.74 per hour (vacation pay included)

May 2014 – August 15, 2014

The Chemistry Department requires a Research Assistant to assist with a Polymer Chemistry research project with Dr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz involving synthesis and characterization of calixarene containing polymers.


• The student will be involved in the synthesis and characterization of various calixarenes.
• Other responsibilities will include participation in group meetings, and maintenance of the laboratory working space and equipment.


• The successful candidate should be a UPEI Chemistry Majors or Honours student, and have completed at least three years of their Chemistry program with a strong academic performance.

Priority 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 below. 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.

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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