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Student Research Assistant (2 Positions) - Department of Biomedical Sciences - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Date of Posting: 
June 16, 2016
Department of Biomedical Sciences - Atlantic Veterinary College
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

5 – 10 hours per week

$11.18 per hour (vacation pay included)

As soon as possible for 3 months

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


The position is required to work under the direction of Dr. Sunny Hartwig to help develop a canine genetics and behavior research program.


• Must be currently enrolled in the DVM program at AVC
• Must demonstrate excellence in interpreting and translating scientific literature, and must have demonstrated expertise in using scientific search engines (E.g. Pubmed)
• Prior training and demonstrated expertise in canine behavior is a requirement and must be formally documented
• Other qualifications include strong academic record, a very strong work ethic, very strong focus, and independence
• Strong references demonstrating these skills are required
• Must possess a professional demeanour and demonstrate excellent communication skills

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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