Student Research Assistants (2 Positions) - Ranging Sensor Technologies for Septic Systems - The More-Than-One Robotics Laboratory - School of Sustainable Design Engineering

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Student Position
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School of Sustainable Design Engineering
Student Research Assistant - Ranging Sensor Technologies for Septic Systems
Hours of Work:
Up to 8 hours per week
$12.08 per hour (vacation pay included)

December 2017 to February 28, 2018

Dr. Trung Dung Ngo is seeking two student research assistants to work on a project of developing ranging sensor technology for septic systems.


Students will work under supervision of Dr. Trung Ngo to:

  • Develop prototypes of ranging sensor technologies for septic systems
  • Carry out experiments and data collection of the developed sensing systems in lab and on field
  • Perform data interpretation and analysis
  • Prepare technical reports of new findings and disseminate results to workshops, conferences, and journals
  • Present results to industrial partners and public audience if requested


  • The students must have good knowledge about mechatronic systems, specifically about embedded programming, sensors, actuators, and mechatronic system integration (e.g. having completed ENGN 3340 course)
  • Hands-on experience with CAD drawing, 3D printing fabrication, signal processing, measurement and estimation are asset
  • Ability to process and report data with software tools e.g. Microsoft Excel and/or Matlab
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Pro-active and self-organized working attitudes
  • Good level of writing and analytical skills
  • Enthusiasm in exploring and studying new subjects

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 ( Applications will not be accepted via email.

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.