Senior Research Assistant - Young Lives Research Lab (Grant Funded) *Amended*

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Date of Posting: 
September 28, 2016
Young Lives Research Lab
Senior Research Assistant
Full Time Term Position (Grant Funded)
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week 

$25.00 per hour (vacation pay included) as per CUPE 1870 (off scale) (Grant funded)

As soon as possible to June 30, 2017

The Young Lives Research Lab is seeking a Senior Research Assistant  to coordinate tasks related to research, evaluation, and knowledge translation for a research project on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Scale-Up in Atlantic Canada. The Senior Research Assistant will be supervised by Dr. Kate Tilleczek, Director and Dr. Brandi Bell, Postdoctoral Research Fellow & Assistant Director.


• Recruit study participants, following approved ethical research protocols
• Network with individuals and organizations across Atlantic Canada
• Conduct surveys, interviews, and focus groups (will require travel throughout NL, NB, and NS)
• Assist in development of knowledge dissemination strategy with project partners
• Prepare knowledge translation tools (Website, Fact Sheets, Policy Briefs)


• Degree in social science or related discipline (Master’s level preferred)
• Experience in and understanding of qualitative research
• Experience in and understanding of research ethics
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to work with minimal supervision
• Ability to quickly learn and master various computer applications
• Driver’s license and ability to travel in NL, NB, and NS
• Experience in the creation of KT tools and dissemination techniques

Asset Qualifications:
• Knowledge of SEL 
• Experience researching and/or working with schools
• Previous work in youth and community based research 

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 (

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 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.

Successful Candidate(s): 

M. Munro

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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