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Student Research Assistants - Comprehensive School Health Research Group - School of Nursing

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, September 14, 2012
Date of Posting: 
August 30, 2012
Comprehensive School Health Research Group - School of Nursing
Student Research Assistants
Hours of Work: 

Up to 15 hours per week

$11.51 per hour (vacation pay included)

October 2012 to March 2013

The Comprehensive School Health Research (CSHR) Group (under the direction of Dr. Donna Murnaghan – School of Nursing) at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications from students interested in working on a project assessing the health behaviours of PEI students. The School Health Action Planning and Evaluation System – Prince Edward Island (SHAPES-PEI) is a classroom-based survey that is administered to all grade 5-12 students in PEI. The survey assesses a wide range of factors, including physical activity, healthy eating, mental fitness, and tobacco/drug use.
The successful applicants will assist with all aspects of implementing the 2012-13 SHAPES-PEI project. This includes assisting with preparation for school data collections (entering permission information into an online database, preparing and bundling forms and questionnaires, sending materials to schools, etc.), traveling to schools to collect data, and assisting with the implementation of procedures on data collection days (resolving problems as they arise and communicating all concerns to the Project Coordinator). Applicants may be required to perform other duties related to the research interests of the CSHR Group, such as literature reviews, utilizing reference management software, and general office duties (filing, faxing, photocopying, etc).
Applicants must be working toward a University Degree, or equivalent, in nursing, health promotion, social sciences, or education. Applicants should have an understanding of the basic principles of conducting social science research. Effective oral and written communication skills, as well as excellent time management, organization, and attention to detail are essential. The ability to work independently and follow detailed protocols with minimal supervision is also required. Familiarity with the areas of tobacco control and adolescent health behaviour, experience in conducting quantitative research and collecting data, experience working within the school system, French language skills and access to a vehicle are assets. A flexible working schedule is preferred.
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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