Research Assistant

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Medicine Hat College
May 16, 2024
Medicine Hat, Canada
Job Type
$25.00 per hour
  • Medicine Hat


Competition Number: 124157
Type: Contract
Closing Date: May 22, 2024
Category: Contract

The Centre for Innovation (C4I) at Medicine Hat College (MHC) is seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to lead the project "Solar Energy Data Collection and Electrical Energy Consumption Monitoring and Display" and join our team as a Data Integration Software Developer. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing software solutions to collect, integrate, and present data from multiple solar energy sources and monitor the power consumption of various energy consumers. Additionally, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to receive training on applied research. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work at the intersection of renewable energy and technology, contributing to the advancement of sustainable energy solutions.

A little about the role:

  • Data Collection: Design and implement software to retrieve data from various sources, including but not limited to six different solar providers. Data will also be collected from over 80 circuits that provide power in order to establish the relationship between power generation and power consumption. This will involve utilizing APIs provided by the providers or employing web scraping techniques where necessary.
  • Integration: Develop robust mechanisms for integrating data collected from solar providers with other sets of data obtained from power monitoring equipment. Ensure seamless integration and compatibility across different data sources.
  • Visualization: Create graphical dashboards and cloud-based web services to display collected data in a user-friendly and intuitive format.
  • Documentation: Maintain comprehensive documentation for all software development activities, including codebase, Application Programming Interface (APIs), and system architecture. Facilitate knowledge transfer and ensure ease of maintenance.


As a successful applicant you'll have:

  • Two-year information technology diploma required.
  • Expertise in software development, API access, and web development, along with experience in deploying applications in cloud environments.
  • Familiarity with data integration techniques and energy/power systems would be beneficial.
  • Effective documentation skills for maintaining comprehensive records of software development activities.

This is a position funded by an external program and the eligible candidate must be:

  • Between the ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive) at the start of the internship.
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons granted refugee status in Canada.
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations.

Terms of Employment

  • Terms of Employment: 14 weeks starting May 27, 2024
  • Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
  • Wage Rate: $25.00 per hour (inclusive of stat pay and vacation pay)

Please note: This is a temporary position ending on or before August 31, 2024.

Submission details:

Please submit a cover letter quoting Competition #124157 with your resume, saved as a single document. Deadline for receipt of applications is May 22, 2024.

This position will require the successful candidate to present a valid Police Information/Criminal Record Check.

Please indicate in your cover letter where you first saw the ad for this position. Submit your application by one of the following methods:


  • Please send your application as an attachment in either .doc,.docx,.pdf or .rtf formats (only).
  • Canada Post

Applications will not be accepted via fax

Medicine Hat College
Human Resources
299 College Drive S.E.
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3Y6

Medicine Hat College is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and we welcome applications from all qualified individuals. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Only applicants being granted an interview will be contacted. All others are thanked for their interest.

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