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Research Assistant - Evidence-Based Management - School of Business

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Date of Posting: 
August 30, 2012
School of Business
Research Assistant - Evidence-Based Management
Hours of Work: 

Approximately 120 hours total, not to exceed 15 hours per week (flexible).

$10.40 per hour (vacation pay included)

September 2012 to December 2012

Applications (cover letter and résumé) are invited for two research assistant positions to support a research project being conducted by Dr. Blake Jelley, School of Business.
The successful applicants will conduct systematic library research to identify relevant articles and books, and critically read those materials to identify themes used to define an “evidence-based management” mindset. Documentation of results and organization of references will be important.
Students pursuing a degree in business, psychology, or social science who possess experience conducting research and academic writing will be considered first for this position. Students who have completed or are in the process of completing courses in organizational behaviour, human resource management, and research methods are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be proficient with technology (computers, internet, literature searching, word processors, spreadsheets). Applicants should be prepared to demonstrate proficiency with scholarly databases such as PsycINFO and Business Source Complete. Preference will be given to those with demonstrated experience using reference management software (e.g., End Note; RefWorks) and having a working knowledge of APA publication style. Applicants should be highly motivated, dependable, able to work independently and collaboratively, and possess excellent written communication skills.
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 references to be received no later than the closing date to employment@upei.ca. Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. 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.

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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