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Graduate Student Research Assistant - Young Lives Research Lab (amended and reposted)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Date of Posting: 
September 25, 2014
Young Lives Research Lab
Graduate Student Research Assistant (amended and reposted)
Hours of Work: 

30 hours per week

$20.19/hr (vacation pay included) (Grant Funded)

September 2014 – March 31, 2015

The Young Lives Research Lab is seeking a Graduate Student Research Assistant to support data collection, storage, transcription, and analysis for a research project on child and youth mental health in Atlantic Canada. The Graduate Student Research Assistant will be supervised by Dr. Kate Tilleczek, Director, and Dr. Brandi Bell, Postdoctoral Research Fellow.


The Research Assistant will:
• Assemble materials for data collection
• Manage and organize digital and paper files from multiple researchers across the four Atlantic provinces (data transfer and storage)
• Enter data into SPSS
• Transcribe interviews
• Carry out systematic literature searches, Internet, and grey literature searches; organize references in RefWorks, and synthesise literature

Additional tasks may include:
• Data cleaning
• Importing qualitative data into NVivo
• Conducting interviews


Essential Qualifications:
• Master’s degree (completed or in-progress) in social science or related discipline
• A highly qualified fourth-year undergraduate student may be considered
• Experience in and understanding of qualitative research
• Experience in and understanding of research ethics
• Strong interest in computers and technology
• Knowledge of SPSS and RefWorks
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to work with minimal supervision
• Ability to quickly learn and master various computer applications

Asset Qualifications:
• Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Adobe Creative Suite
• Experience with qualitative research software such as NVivo 

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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