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Summer Student Laboratory Assistant - Department of Chemistry - Faculty of Science

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Date of Posting: 
May 10, 2016
Department of Chemistry - Faculty of Science
Summer Student Laboratory Assistant
Hours of Work: 

Monday – Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

$11.27 per hour (vacation pay included)

May 24 – August 19, 2016

The chemistry department seeks applications for a student assistant to aid department technicians perform a comprehensive inventory of all chemicals and re-label chemical bottles to be in compliance with new labelling regulations.


Lab assistant will:
• Be responsible for generating an accurate list of all chemicals
• Identifying labels which are not in compliance with new labelling requirements
• Generating compliant labels
• Transportation of chemicals between storage areas and laboratories. Re-organization of chemical storerooms
• Other duties as required by department technicians


• Applicants should have completed at minimum second year chemistry laboratories
• Have knowledge of safe chemical handling procedures
• Have strong work ethic and be self-starting with attention to fine detail
• A willingness to perform tedious work accurately
• Have proficient lab skills and be able to work safely with light supervision
• Students hired will be required to successfully complete an on-line WHIMIS course and attend a mandatory Site Safety Training session prior to starting work. This training will be offered the first day of work by supervisor

Priority will be 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, 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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