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Student Assistant - Department of Health Management - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Date of Posting: 
July 11, 2014
Department of Health Management - Atlantic Veterinary College
Student Assistant
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$10.76 per hour (vacation pay included)

As soon as possible to August 29, 2014

Drs. Maya Groner and Sophie St-Hilaire, with the Atlantic Veterinary College, and Dr. Pedro Quijon, with the UPEI Biology department are seeking to hire a summer student to help with research projects in coastal aquatic ecology.


• The student will assist with several field projects related to the effects of invasive green crabs on coastal populations of shellfish and eelgrass in PEI. 
• Outdoor field work (on the water) and laboratory work will be required. 
• The student needs to be comfortable snorkeling and wading in tidal areas and be able to work at odd hours (based on tide schedule) for field collection. 
• Lab work will include microscopy and measurements of eelgrass, oysters and green crabs.


• Students in biology preferred
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to work independently
• Strong oral communication skills
• Strong digital literacy skills
• Ability to do field work in coastal habitats
• preference will be given to students who took Field coastal ecology, Bio-327

Priority 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 below. You can also apply in person 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 and permanent residents 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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