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Student Research Assistant - Department of Biomedical Sciences - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Date of Posting: 
May 2, 2017
Department of Biomedical Sciences - Atlantic Veterinary College
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week 

$11.70 per hour (vacation pay included)

June 1, 2017 – August 31, 2017 

The Department of Biomedical Sciences is seeking applications for a temporary undergraduate student research assistant position. 


• The position is required to work in a laboratory to conduct microelectrode studies of the electrical activity of zebrafish hearts, before and after exposure to environmental toxicants and autonomic nervous system neurotransmitters
• The project requires the preparation of perfusion and drug solutions and microelectrodes, in addition to data acquisition and analysis using a custom computer-based system


• The student must have a strong undergraduate background in biology and chemistry
• Additional expertise in cardiac or neural electrophysiology and in the behavior of non-linear dynamical systems would be an asset
• Laboratory experience also would be an asset, but is not required
• Other qualifications include a very strong work ethic, attention to detail and the ability to work effectively with minimal supervision
• Strong references demonstrating these skills are required

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 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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