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Graduate Student Research Assistant - Child Research International Initiative - Faculty of Education

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Date of Posting: 
August 30, 2016
Faculty of Education
Graduate Student Research Assistant - Child Research International Initiative
Hours of Work: 

Up to 10 hours per week

$17.63 per hour (vacation pay included)

September 11 – November 24, 2016

January 9 – March 24, 2017

The Child Research International (CRI) team at the UPEI Faculty of Education is seeking a Graduate Student Research Assistant with the experience and expertise to organize and coordinate work on an international research project that involves a series of 6 case studies in six countries in Early Years Education. The successful candidate will interact with researchers and international co-researchers to ensure an effective research process.


• Facilitating the implementation of case study research projects in six countries
• Connecting and communicating with researchers and international partners
• Managing and organizing digital and print files
• Contacting research sites and organizing data collection
• Organizing and managing data collected by the research team
• Maintaining ongoing effective communication with research sites
• Transcribing interviews and preparing data for analysis
• Assisting in the interpretation of research findings
• Coordinating the writing of research reports
• Collaborating in the writing of scholarly articles reporting on the research
• Developing strategies for knowledge translation
• Other duties as required


• A minimum of a Master’s degree in Education
• Extensive teaching and research experience
• Some knowledge of early child development
• Experience in conducting qualitative research
•  Experience in working effectively with community organizations
• Ability to prioritize and organize work
• Ability to work effectively both as a member of a team and independently
• Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
• Experience in writing articles for refereed academic journals and/or conference  presentations
• High degree of computer literacy (for example, online data management and    communication tools, Excel)

Priority will be 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, or fax it to (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified student 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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