Student Research Assistant - Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Student Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work:
30 hours per week

$16.10 per hour (plus 4% vacation pay)


As soon as possible to July 29, 2022

The Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering is seeking applications for up to one temporary student research assistant position. This position is required to work in the MAB lab under the direction of Dr. Nadja Bressan, Assistant Professor, to develop an Immersive application for Climate Change Adaptation in collaboration with Parks Canada, Charlottetown, PEI.


  • Confirms project requirements by reviewing program objective, input data, and output requirements with analyst, supervisor, and client
  • Arranges project requirements in programming sequence by analyzing requirements, preparing a workflow chart and diagram using knowledge of computer capabilities, subject matter, programming language, and logic
  • Encodes project requirements by converting workflow information into computer language
  • Programs the computer by entering coded information
  • Confirms program operation by conducting tests, modifying program sequence and/or codes
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed


  • Students must be proficient at basic computer programming, background research, technical communication, and creative problem solving
  • Successful candidates will have an aptitude in some of the following areas: hands-on building, experimentation, logic, analyzing information, software algorithm design, software performance tuning, attention to detail, software design, software debugging, software development fundamentals, software documentation, software testing
  • Additional requirements include good academic standing, competence in both self-directed and team environments, and motivation for tackling new challenges

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.

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.