Part-Time Graduate Student Research Assistant - Exploring Intergenerational Family Stories of Coming and Going Due to Temporary Employment in the Oil and Gas Sections of Northern Alberta: A Tale of Two Island - Faculty of Nursing *AMENDED CLOSING DATE*

Competition Number: 
114S17
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Date of Posting: 
August 22, 2017
Department: 
Faculty of Nursing
Position: 
Part-Time Graduate Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

Maximum 10 hours per week 

Salary: 
$18.45 per hour (vacation pay included)
Term: 

As soon as possible – December 31, 2017

A Graduate Student Research Assistant is required to complete data analysis and dissemination for a research project titled: Exploring Intergenerational Family Stories of Coming and Going Due to Temporary Employment in the Oil and Gas sectors of Northern Alberta: A Tale of Two Islands (SSHRC funded). This project has examined how the coming and going of loved ones for employment in the oil and gas sectors is impacting intergenerational family members, professional sectors, and rural communities across Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton Island. 
The Graduate Research Assistant hired for this project will work under the direct supervision of Dr. Christina Murray.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Assisting the research team in data analysis
• Assisting the research team in disseminating research findings. This may include, but it not limited to; conference presentations, manuscript development, and policy briefings
• Assisting the research team in developing future grant proposals
• Assisting the research team in the planning and implementation of an Atlantic Canadian Families and Mobility symposium  

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Ability to work well independently as well as in a team setting
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Interest in labor migration and the socioeconomic impacts of temporary labor migration on families and communities
• Strong ability to organize and manage time efficiently and effectively

Asset Qualification:
• Experience in and understanding of qualitative research
• Experience with qualitative research software such as NVivo ot AtlisTI
• Experience participating in and presenting at professional conferences
• Experience with academic writing and manuscript development 

Priority is 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). Applications will not accepted via email.

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 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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