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Student Research Assistant - Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, January 26, 2015
Date of Posting: 
January 16, 2015
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

Hours may vary depending on the number of volunteers available and their schedule.

$20.19 per hour (vacation pay included)(off scale CUPE 1870)

As soon as possible -  June 30, 2015


The Psychology Department seeks applications for the position of research assistant to help conduct an experiment in the Health Canada – UPEI Legibility Laboratory.  The project concerns measuring the legibility of some common fonts with and without serifs.  The measurements will take about 2 hours per volunteer with 20 or more volunteers needed depending on the variability of the data.


• Help recruit volunteers
• Conduct experiments
• Testing volunteers for normal visual acuity and color vision
• Working with the volunteers; explain the experiment, show how to take the measurements and debrief them on completion.


• Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts
• Excellent communication skills
• Previously taken courses in sensation and perception
• Experience operating computers and other apparatus in a laboratory setting.

Priority 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 below. You can also apply in person 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 and permanent residents 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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