Student Research Assistant (Up to 3 positions) - School of Climate Change and Adaptation

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Position Type:
Student Position
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School of Climate Change and Adaptation
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work:
Up to 35 hours per week

$15.40 per hour, plus 4% vacation pay


ASAP  – August 31, 2024

The School of Climate Change and Adaptation is seeking applications for up to three (3) temporary student research assistant positions.  




  • These positions are required to work in lab and field environments under the direction of Dr. Aitazaz Farooque, Professor & Associate Dean to collect geo-referenced soil, water, and environmental samples
  • Assist with water and soil quality sampling, use of geo-positional devices, and analysis of data using geographical information system (GIS) tools
  • Help in soil preparation, lab analysis, and field/crop mapping using the differential global positioning system (DGPS) and GIS
  • Assist with data preparation for hydrological modelling
  • Assist with development of soil classification and environmental data collection (Leachate, runoff, emissions)
  • Assist with prediction and forecasting using climatic variables
  • The students will be trained in soil and water technologies for agriculture production systems. The students will be encouraged to participate in industry field days and meetings to present research results
  • The students will be trained in traditional statistical techniques for analyzing relevant data
  • The students will be trained in advanced machine learning techniques for analyzing relevant data




  • Must be a UPEI student
  • Must have good professional and technical skills
  • Must have a good academic record and a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work in a team and independently
  • Willingness to work in lab and field environments
  • Willingness to travel within Atlantic Provinces to collect research data
  • Must have a background in statistics
  • Familiarity with data preprocessing and data analysis techniques
  • Familiarity with machine learning
  • Valid driver’s license desirable


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 below.

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 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. If you require accommodation in any part of the process, please direct your inquiries, in confidence, to our HR Officer, Applications will not be accepted via email.

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