Student Research Assistant - Faculty of Science (Reposted)

Competition Number: 
112S13
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, March 24, 2014
Date of Posting: 
March 10, 2014
Department: 
Faculty of Science
Position: 
Student Research Assistant (Reposted)
Hours of Work: 

221 hours (total for the duration of the project)

Salary: 
as per UPEI Research Funded Students Rates of Pay Schedule http://hr.upei.ca/files/hr/upei_student_rates_of_pay_april_2012.pdf
Term: 

As soon as possible to May 5, 2014

A student research assistant, under the supervision of Dr. Jason Pearson (Chemistry) and Dr. Debbie MacLellan (Interim Dean of Science), is required to assist in the collection of data for a research project on assessing the attitudes of secondary students toward university scholarship and research.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Conduct and record interviews with Prince Edward Island high school students and teachers
• Transcribe the interviews
• Assist with data analysis

QUALIFICATIONS:

• The ideal candidate will be a graduate student who has taken a course in qualitative research methods however, a senior undergraduate student will be considered.
• Though the project should be of interest to students in the Faculty of Education, we encourage applications from all faculties.
• The successful candidate should have a means of traveling to and from Prince Edward Island high schools; however, additional support is available for travel costs.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision
• Strong organizational and communication skills
• Experience in conducting individual and/or focus group interviews would be an asset

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 posted on the UPEI Human Resources website.

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.

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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