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Student Research Assistant - Young Lives Research Lab

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Date of Posting: 
October 16, 2014
Young Lives Research Lab
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

10 hours per week (could be up to 20 hours per week)

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

As soon as possible until March 31, 2015 (term may be shortened depending on funds and hours/week)

The Young Lives Research Lab is seeking a Student Research Assistant to support the research project: Engaging indigenous youth in digital storytelling: Intersections of technology and mental health (CYCC funded).  This project is conducted in collaboration with youth from local indigenous communities to explore the relationship between technology and mental health for contemporary indigenous youth.  The project also involves the preparation of short youth-produced documentary videos.  The Student Research Assistant will be supervised by Dr. Kate Tilleczek, Director, and Dr. Janet Loebach, Postdoctoral Research Fellow.


• Assisting with literature searches/reviews
• Assisting with participant recruitment and communication
• Assisting with procurement and preparation of filmmaking equipment & materials
• Preparation of materials for focus group sessions; assisting with focus group delivery
• Assisting with preparation for and delivery of qualitative research training seminars
• Liaising with participants, communities, and research partners
• Research note-taking/transcription; organization of collected research data and preparation for analysis
• Assisting with film production and video editing


Essential Qualifications:
• Strong organizational and writing skills
• Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; Ability to communicate effectively, clearly, and professionally
• Experience in the use of digital media (social networking, wikis, blogs, etc.)
• Strong computer/technical skills, including software
• Skills in library and computerized literature searches
Asset Qualifications:
• Experience in working effectively with youth and/or indigenous communities 
• Experience in and understanding of qualitative research
• Experience with film/video making equipment
• Experience with video editing software
• Knowledge of RefWorks

Preference will be given to a graduate student in Arts or Education; however, a highly qualified undergraduate student in those faculties will also be considered.

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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