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Student Research Assistant

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Position Information

Job Title Student Research Assistant
Appointment Type Casual
Position Dates September 18, 2023 to June 30, 2024
Hours per week/FTE Varies
About the Position
Are you an enthusiastic Python programmer, hardware designer, and/or developer? Or do you aspire to be one?

If so, you may be interested and looking forward to becoming a member of our research team. We are working on the automation of aquaponic systems, which utilizes IoT and requires knowledge of Python programming, Raspberry Pi computers, networking, sensors, and hardware interfacing. These skills are highly desirable and transferable to other applications.

Be Ready! Don’t miss an opportunity to apply to be a member of our research team.

Note: All interested parties are encouraged to apply regardless of previous experience. Although this is a posting for 2 job positions, unpaid opportunities for school credit via independent studies may be possible. More information about independent studies is available in the College Academic Calendar. Any further questions regarding this job posting or project can be directed to Shoja Mazidi ( or Kristine Wilson (

Position Details
Students required to assist with the build and troubleshooting of Raspberry Pi powered systems to automate batch bioreactors and automatic feeders at the Aquaculture Centre of Excellence. Each position is estimated to require approximately 90-100 hours during fall 2023 and winter semester 2024.

Individual must be able to learn application of IoT and sensors, work independently, and troubleshoot. Successful candidate must be willing to work in the Aquaculture Centre of Excellence where systems will be installed and tested.

Required Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications
Previous experience with:

  • Programming with C, C++, or Python (preferred)
  • Prototyping interfacing board and soldering electronic components.
  • Networking
  • Raspberry Pi
Salary AUPE Class Level 1 Step 1 $16.01 per hour
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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number C23-00344
Open Date 08/29/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation