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Student Research Assistant - Technical, Digital Library & Web Assistant - Department of Psychology

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Date of Posting: 
September 23, 2015
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Student Research Assistant - Technical, Digital Library & Web Assistant
Hours of Work: 

10 hours per week (work schedule is flexible)

$12.08 per hour (vacation pay included)

As soon as possible to March 31, 2016

The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is the coordinating institution for a Major Collaborative Research Initiative funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The 7-year project, titled Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS), is unfolding through the cooperation of some 70 researchers and various other stakeholders from over a dozen countries, and under the direction of Professor Annabel Cohen, Department of Psychology, UPEI. Its overall objective is to facilitate and coordinate a variety of initiatives exploring the relationship between singing and three research themes: development, education and well-being. The AIRS Project web-site is at: http://www.airsplace.ca

An individual is required who is skilled in information technology, especially website maintenance.  Candidate should be someone who has good interpersonal and communication capabilities and can appreciate the technology needs of a network of researchers. 

• Support for updating the project web-page and social media platforms.
• Learn the ingestion process of research data and materials into the AIRS digital library.
• Assistance with audiovisual and music software/hardware
• Learn how to conduct audio analysis, testing and data entry from AIRS test battery of singing skills
• The successful candidate will be highly motivated, adaptable, punctual, and a team player who can meet deadlines and who possesses excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Applicants must have demonstrated competency in use of computer applications, including but not limited to: facility and knowledge of a proven ability to learn: Drupal CMF version 6.x and associated commonly-used contributed modules; Adobe Connect video conferencing software; Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS 10.4.x and up; general familiarity with GNU/Linux and Unix; general hardware/software troubleshooting skills; audio-video technology; Adobe Creative Suite products and some Web-oriented programming languages, including PHP, XML, HTML, CSS, JavaScript;
• Past university course work in computer science and music technology would be an asset
• Additional assets include an interest and experience in music, musical skills such as ability to notate music and create choral parts, play guitar or piano accompaniment and previous experience in a choir

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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