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Student Research Assistant - School of Nursing - The Comprehensive School Health Research Group

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, January 13, 2017
Date of Posting: 
January 5, 2017
School of Nursing - The Comprehensive School Health Research Group
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

4-8 hours per week 

$12.66 per hour (vacation pay included)

ASAP – April 2017

The Comprehensive School Health Research (CSHR) Group (under the direction of Dr. Jo-Ann MacDonald) is seeking undergraduate students interested in working on a project assessing the health behaviors of PEI students.  The Canadian Student Tobacco Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CSTADS) is a biennial, classroom-based survey administered to students in grades 7-12 across PEI.  CSTADS collects data on topics such as: tobacco/alcohol/drug use; bullying; school connectedness; and mental health.


• Assist in preparation for school data collections (entering permission information into online database; organizing and bundling forms and questionnaires, preparing packages for mailing, etc.
• Travel to schools across PEI to supervise data collections (Tuesdays – Thursdays)
• Other duties as required


• Detail-oriented, with excellent organization and time management skills
• Strong communication skills
• Ability to work with minimal supervision
• Previous research experience would be an asset
• French language skills and access to a vehicle are assets
• A flexible working schedule is preferred

Priority is given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and 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 (www.upei.ca/hr).

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.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study permit will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

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.
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