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Student Laboratory Assistant - Department of Physics - Faculty of Science

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Date of Posting: 
June 30, 2016
Department of Physics - Faculty of Science
Student Laboratory Assistant
Hours of Work: 

Afternoons and evenings.  Applicants will be required to fill out an online form to indicate their time availability (see application instructions)

$11.54 per hour (includes vacation pay)

September 2016 to December 2016
January 2017 to April 2017
May 2017 to August 2017

The Physics Department seeks applications for student lab assistants in for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Fall 2016 courses with labs include: Physics 111, Physics 121, Physics 151 (Astronomy: Life in the Universe), and Physics 201 (Waves and Oscillations).

Spring 2017 courses with labs include: Physics 112, Physics 122, Physics 212 (Electricity, Magnetism and Circuits), Physics 292 (Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies and the Universe), and Physics 442 (Experimental Physics II).

Summer 2017 courses could include: Physics 111, 112, 121 and 122.


Lab assistants will be:
• Acting as a general resource person for students during the lab
• Monitoring student operations in conducting experiments
• Ensuring all computer and lab equipment is used safely
• Following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as applicable
• (Astronomy course only) Operate the telescope and lead small groups in astronomy viewings


• Applicants will have successfully completed the course for which they are selected to assist in the lab or course, or have relevant alternative experience
• Preference will be given to students taking Physics as their major or minor
• Previous experience is an asset

Students hired will be required to successfully complete an on-line WHMIS course and attend a departmental Site Safety Training session.

Please note that assistants for all 2016-2017 academic terms are chosen from this competition.  Applicants wanting to be considered for the second term only should apply now and indicate this on their application. 

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/). Second, fill out this UPEI Google form for time availability (http://goo.gl/forms/MhgZVky2ha48rbrF2).

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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