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Research Associate (to Dr. Kate Tilleczek, Canada Research Chair) - Child/Youth Cultures and Transitions

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, August 6, 2012
Date of Posting: 
July 29, 2012
Child/Youth Cultures and Transitions
Research Associate (to Dr. Kate Tilleczek, Canada Research Chair)
Hours of Work: 

Up to 20 hours per week

$20.19 per hour (vacation pay included) (grant funded)

September 10, 2012 to May 10, 2013 (May be reduced or extended depending on funding)

As an active member of a team of researchers, the Research Associate will:
• Assist in participant recruitment
• Organize interviews, focus groups, and meetings
• Assist in data collection
• Assist in data analysis
• Assist in the preparation of written reports and slides for dissemination
• Conduct literature searches/reviews
• Transcribe interviews & focus group data and prepare data for analysis
• Assist in the interpretation of research findings
• Developing strategies for knowledge translation
• Maintain and update a file of current research literature
• Manage office functions, scheduling, room bookings, space requirements
• Ability to contribute meaningful ideas and work productively with other research team members as well as on independent assignments
• Ability to communicate effectively, clearly, and professionally
• Experience in the use of digital media (social networking, wikis, blogs, etc.)
• Applicants should be motivated and self-directed, literate in computer and information technologies
• Attention to detail and the ability to keep information confidentiality are required
• Ability to prioritize and organize work
• Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
• High degree of literacy in computer/information technologies
Asset qualifications:
• Experience in conducting collaborative qualitative research with young people
• A Master’s degree (completed or in progress) in Arts, Humanities, or Education
• Working knowledge of NVivo 9 and/or other textual analysis software
• Experience in working effectively with youth and the Aboriginal community
• Experience with RefWorks and Virtual Research Environments
• Experience in maintaining websites
Review of applications will begin on August 6, however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.
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 cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and references to be received no later than the closing date to employment@upei.ca. Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. 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.
The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

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