Summer Research Assistantship Opportunities
In the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, 13 February 2018
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics anticipates having several summer research assistantship positions, including five NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards*, available for qualified undergraduate students for the Summer of 2018. If you are considering a research career in the mathematical sciences and would like to get some experience, we invite you to apply.
A list of available research projects offered by our department can be found here. Successful applicants will be expected to work for 16 consecutive weeks, on a full-time basis (35 hrs/wk), between May and August. Remuneration will be a minimum of $7840* for the entire work term for full-time assistantships.
Interested students should submit the following to the department by 13 February 2018.
- A copy of Part I of Form 202 (if eligible to apply for the USRA)
- A copy of the transcript(s) (up to Dec. 2017) (note that applicants to the USRA must provide an official copy of the transcript uploaded with Form 202)
- A copy of your CV/resume
- The title of the project for which you would like to be considered and a brief statement explaining why you are interested in and qualified for that project. If you are interested in more than one project please rank the projects in order of preference.
This supporting documentation can be submitted electronically as a pdf to Jennifer Read or in hard copy to:
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
RM320 Jeffery Hall
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
USRA recipients will be selected in accordance with the objectives of that program. All applicants will be judged on the following criteria:
- 1. Academic record;
- 2. Research aptitude and/or potential;
- 3. Fit/qualifications for the selected project.
Successful applicants will be contacted by 26 February 2018.
The exact number of positions will be dependent on the number of qualified applicants and the amount of funding available.
*Information about the USRA program, including eligibility conditions and general application instructions can be found on the NSERC website. Eligible students should complete and submit FORM 202, Part I using the NSERC Online system. Instructions on completing this form can be found here. You will be required to upload an official copy of transcripts for all universities attended. Note that you should not upload a copy of the legend for Queen’s University. Transcript legends for all other universities must be uploaded. Part II of the application will be completed by the Department AFTER the competition is complete and award recipients have been selected.
**Before any applicable taxes and deductions. This amount includes $4500 from NSERC for those selected for a USRA.