Student Research Assistant (Up to 2 positions) - School of Sustainable Design Engineering - Faculty of Science

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Date of Posting: 
April 26, 2018
School of Sustainable Design Engineering
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

Up to 37.5 hours per week

$12.60 per hour (vacation pay included)

June 1 – August 31, 2018

The School of Sustainable Design Engineering is seeking applications for temporary student research assistant positions.


  • These positions are required to work in lab and possibly field environments under the direction of Dr. Andrew Swingler, Associate Professor, to operate laboratory test infrastructure for the purposes of evaluating energy storage system performance – mainly for solar power applications
  • The incumbents are required to assist with the operation of battery charge cycling equipment. This will include designing research apparatus as well as running experiments and collecting data


  • The student must have solid computer skills, a working knowledge of electric circuits and componentry
  • Hands-on skills and experience with micro-controllers and data manipulation are essential
  • Must have a good academic record and a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work in a team and independently, and willingness to work in lab and field environments

Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and the 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 ( Applications will not be accepted via email.

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, or fax it to (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified student 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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