Qualitative Analysis Research Assistant - Young Lives Research Lab (Grant Funded)

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

37.5 hours per week 

$50,000 per annum, prorated to time and term (vacation pay included) as per CUPE 1870 (off scale) (grant funded)

As soon as possible to October 2017

The Young Lives Research Lab is seeking an Analytical Research Assistant to coordinate tasks related to the creation and management of qualitative research data frameworks for the analysis of multiple data sets over several projects currently underway within the Young Lives Research Lab. The Analytical Research Assistant will be supervised by Dr. Kate Tilleczek, Director and Dr. Brandi Bell, Postdoctoral Research Fellow & Assistant Director.


• Create, maintain and populate qualitative research data frameworks which can be used to analyse diverse research data over several projects currently underway within the Young Lives Research Lab.
• Develop the architecture for longitudinal qualitative data sets (texts, visual, social media, film, etc.)
• The creation of formal policy for data management within each project
• Training and supervision of data entry by students and staff


• Degree in social science or related discipline (Master’s level preferred)
• Experience in and understanding of qualitative research data methods and theories
• Experience in and understanding of research ethics
• Experience in and understanding of maintenance of longitudinal data sets
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to work with minimal supervision
• Ability to quickly learn and master various computer applications
• Advanced knowledge of SPSS and other data analysis software.

Asset Qualifications:
• Prior experience with NVIVO software
• Ability to work with a range of qualitative data sets
• 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 (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 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): 


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