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Undergraduate Student Research Assistant (up to 2 positions) - School of Nursing

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, September 7, 2015
Date of Posting: 
September 1, 2015
School of Nursing
Undergraduate Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

Up to 10 hours per week

$12.08 per hour (vacation pay included)

September 2015 – May 1, 2016

The School of Nursing is looking to hire 1 - 2 Undergraduate Student Research Assistants, required to support planning, data collection, transcription, analysis and dissemination for a 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 will explore how the coming and going of loved ones for employment in the oil and gas sectors is impacting intergenerational family members and rural communities across Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton Island. 
The Undergraduate Research Assistant(s) hired for this project will work under the direct supervision of Dr. Christina Murray.


• Conducting systematic literature reviews.
• Assisting the research team with conversational and focus group interview materials.
• Transcribing interviews.
• Assisting the research team in analyzing data.
• Assisting the research team in disseminating findings


• Ability to work well independently as well as in a team setting.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Familiarity with Microsoft Word. 
• Interest in labor migration and the socioeconomic impacts of temporary labor migration on families and communities.
• Knowledge of Refworks and skills in library and computerized literature searches.
• Organized and manages time efficiently and effectively.
• Must have a valid driver’s license, and able to travel throughout PEI.
• Available to attend a mandatory Research Team Mentorship Retreat in Nova Scotia, the weekend of September 11-13, 2015.

Asset Qualification:
• Experience in and understanding of qualitative research
• Experience with qualitative research software such as Nvivo
• Familiarity with voice to text software such as Dragon Dictate. 

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 below. 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.

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.

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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