Student Research Assistants (2 Positions) - Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering

Competition Number: 
72S18
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, May 7, 2018
Date of Posting: 
April 30, 2018
Department: 
Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering
Position: 
Student Research Assistants
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

Salary: 
$12.01 per hour
Term: 

May – August 24, 2018

Two research assistant positions are available for undergraduate engineering students with interest in the development of bioprinting and microfluidic technologies. Bioprinting is an emerging technology for creating tissue constructs for numerous applications including tissue engineering, drug discovery and drug delivery. 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 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 (www.upei.ca/hr/). 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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