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Student Research Assistant - Department of Biology - Faculty of Science

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, May 5, 2017
Date of Posting: 
April 28, 2017
Department of Biology - Faculty of Science
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

Up to 33.75 hours per week 

$12.95 per hour (vacation pay included)

May 15, 2017 – August 26, 2017

Dr. Pedro Quijon (Biology Department) is seeking to hire a short-term student/research assistant to assist with Irish moss - crab behavior experiments to be conducted in May-August 2017 both in the laboratory and the field (Basin Head, PEI).


• The assistant will help with the handling of Irish moss clumps, green crabs and other invertebrates as required
• The assistant will need to work on flexible hours (at odd times) due to tide and weather conditions, and the required monitoring of numerous laboratory experiments
• Experience working on giant Irish moss handling will be a main asset for the position


• Must have experience working on giant Irish moss from Basin Head
• Must be able to drive large vehicles (truck) and work on canoes/kayaks (for Basin Head)
• Must be a senior or recent graduate from the Biology or Psychology program with good grades
• Must be fully available to work odd hours in Basin Head and lab facilities
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team in the lab and the field

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 wiht 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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