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Student Research Assistants - Comprehensive School Health Research Group (Up to 3 positions)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Date of Posting: 
September 29, 2016
School of Nursing
Student Research Assistants
Hours of Work: 

6 - 10 hours per week

$12.66 per hour (vacation pay included)

November 2016 – April 2017

The Comprehensive School Health Research (CSHR) Group (under the direction of Dr. Jo-Ann MacDonald) is seeking students interested in working on a project assessing the health behaviours of PEI students. The Canadian Student Tobacco Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CSTADS) is a biennial, classroom-based survey administered to students in grades 7-12 across PEI. CSTADS collects data on topics such as: tobacco/alcohol/drug use; bullying; school connectedness; and mental health.


• Assist in preparation for school data collections (entering permission information into online database, organizing and bundling forms and questionnaires, preparing packages for mailing, etc.)
• Travel to schools across PEI to supervise data collections
• Other duties as required


• Detail-oriented, with excellent organization and time management skills
• Strong communications skills
• Ability to work with minimal supervision
• Previous research experience would be an asset
• French language skills and access to a vehicle are assets
• A flexible working schedule is preferred

Priority will be given 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 posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (www.upei.ca/hr/).

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, or fax it to (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified student candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study permit 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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