Undergraduate Research Assistant Position Available

Are you an undergraduate student at the University of Guelph? Are you interested in computer science, mathematics & statistics, education, and/or biology? If so, check out this summer URA opportunity in Dr. Shoshanah Jacob’s lab.

Dr. Jacobs and I are looking to hire an undergraduate student this summer to help us with two research projects:

  • Using publicly available information about socioeconomic disparities within Canadian populations, develop a model to test (via simulation study) the effects of currently proposed changes to higher education funding models.
  • From publicly available information, update the BIOM innovation database, the world’s largest and most descriptive database of technologies designed with inspiration from natural systems.

Applicants should have R, Python, C, or Java coding skills, and good written and oral communication skills. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated familiarity with mathematical and statistical modelling, as well as simulation studies.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me using the form below. Information and application details can be found here.


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