Research Associate - Department of Physics - Faculty of Science

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Date of Posting: 
September 9, 2014
Department of Physics - Faculty of Science
Research Associate
Term Part Time
Hours of Work: 

15 hours per week (2 days/week) 

$25.64 per hour includes vacation pay

As soon as possible until December 31, 2014 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The Biomedical Optics Research Group, Physics Department, requires a temporary, part-time Research Associate to operate, upgrade and characterize an optoacoustic imaging system. The successful candidate will function as a member of the research team in collecting, analyzing, and reporting on data, as well as collaborating with other research groups on various projects. 


The research associate will assist with project duties related to the development of an integrated platform for optoacoustic imaging. Duties include:
• sourcing equipment, troubleshooting, and communicating with the developing company and other collaborators
• operation, maintenance and upgrade of an optoacoustic imaging system
• collaboration with other groups to design and plan research experiments
• performing signal analysis
• ordering materials
• establishing optimum parameters for imaging
• training students in the use of the optoacoustic imaging system
• comparing the data obtained from the optoacoustic imaging system to known imaging modalities, such as ultrasound and histology
• providing feedback on its use to the company that developed the system.


• a PhD in physics, biomedical imaging or a related field with research laboratory experience
• ability to work independently, unsupervised, as well as part of a team
• ability to trouble shoot problems, multi-task, pay close attention to detail, and perform critical analyses with a scientific approach are required.
• a working knowledge of Matlab would be considered a significant asset.

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.

Successful Candidate(s): 

M. Patterson

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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