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Student Research Assistants (Up to 2 Positions) - School of Climate Change and Adaptation - Faculty of Science

Competition Number:
REQ 37
Position Type:
Student Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
School of Climate Change and Adaptation - Faculty of Science
Student Research Assistants (Up to 2 Positions)
Hours of Work:
Up to 20 hours per week

$16.10 per hour, plus 4% vacation pay


ASAP – April 30, 2023

The School of Climate Change and Adaptation is seeking applications for up to two (2) part time student research assistant positions.


  • These positions are required to work in lab and field environments (agriculture fields) under the direction of Dr. Aitazaz Farooque, Associate Professor & Industry Research Chair – Precision Agriculture, to collect geo-referenced soil, crop, environmental and yield data
  • Assist with data interpretation, entry and analysis using statistical, geo-statistical and geographical information system (GIS) tools
  • Collect samples from fields during harvesting season, assist in potato grading data collection, and soil sample data collection
  • Assist with data collection from agriculture fields using drones, machine vision, and various other sensors
  • Assist with data analysis using deep learning, artificial intelligence models and statistical methods
  • Design experiments and model the greenhouse gas emission data collected through the growing season
  • Students will be trained in developing precision agriculture technologies for agriculture production systems. The students will be encouraged to participate in industry field days and meetings to present research results


  • Have good computer, sensors, and software skills
  • 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
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Willingness to travel within Atlantic Provinces to collect research data

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 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.

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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.