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Undergraduate Summer Research Assistant - Department of Chemistry - Faculty of Science

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, May 6, 2016
Date of Posting: 
April 29, 2016
Department of Chemistry - Faculty of Science
Undergraduate Summer Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$10.92 per hour (vacation pay included)

16 weeks (May 9 – August 26)

A student is required to help support an NSERC funded research program in Dr. Russ Kerr’s laboratory.  Strong students with interests in analytical / organic chemistry as well as interest in microbiology will be given priority and are encouraged to apply. 


• Conduct bacterial fermentations and extractions
• Analyze HPLC-MS data sets
• Conduct statistical analysis on large data sets
• Maintain accurate data records 


• B+ overall average or higher in Chemistry courses
• Knowledge of basic analytical chemistry methods
• Experience using word processing and spreadsheet software

Priority will be 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, 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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