Student Research Assistant - Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering

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Position Type:
Student Position
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Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work:
Up to 10 hours per week

$15.75 per hour plus 4% vacation pay


ASAP – April 4, 2022

Dr. Armin Bodaghkhani from faculty of sustainable design engineering, University of Prince Edward Island, is looking to hire a student from mechanical or sustainable design engineering program to assist with tasks related to research and simulation of small-scale wind turbine and a closed-loop fluidic system consists of fluid-related equipment. The primary tasks will be literature survey, design of parts with CAD and 3D software, meshing and analysis with flow solvers.


  • Make a commitment and show dedicated efforts to gain the background knowledge and skills needed to pursue your assigned project successfully.
  • In conjunction with your supervisor, develop a plan and timetable for completion of all stages of your project, adhere to a schedule and meet appropriate deadlines.
  • Meet with your supervisor when requested and report fully and regularly on progress and results.
  • Give serious consideration to the advice and criticisms received from your supervisor
  • Be thoughtful and reasonably frugal in using resources provided by your supervisor and the University and assist in obtaining additional resources for your research or for other group members where applicable
  • Review the literature regularly and keep your literature survey up to date
  • Maintain exemplary records of your experimental/theoretical work/Simulation study (so that others can replicate your results)
  • Work with CAD and 3D software to build geometry for two projects
  • Work with ANSYS-Meshing software to produce high quality mesh for the models
  • Work with ANSYS-Fluent and CFD-Post to analyze the flow and extract high quality results and graphs from the data
  • Follow the University's policy regarding ownership of intellectual property


  • Must be a student at UPEI, with preference given to FSDE students
  • Ability and experience to design a mechanical piece with Solid Work, Creo and other similar CAD software
  • Ability and experience to work with ANSYS-Meshing software
  • Knowledge and experience to work with flow simulation software such as ANSYS-FLUENT or similar flow software

Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and the 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, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

UPEI will require mandatory full Covid 19 vaccination for all students, staff, and faculty. Exemptions only apply for medical, religious, or cultural reasons in accordance with the UPEI Covid 19 mandatory vaccination policy.

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.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. 

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.