Senior Research Assistant - Applied Human Sciences

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Date of Posting: 
December 21, 2016
Applied Human Sciences
Senior Research Assistant
Part-Time Term Position (Grant Funded)
Hours of Work: 

18.75 hours per week 

$20.00 per hour as per CUPE 1870 (Grant Funded, Off Scale)

As soon as possible to March 31, 2018 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements).

The PEI Strategies for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) -- Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovation Network (Network) will create the infrastructure for a learning/knowledge network in primary health care that will address patient oriented issues across the lifespan (i.e. child, adult, seniors). Led by a tripartite leadership team that spans the dimensions of policy, research, and clinical application, our vision is to create a vibrant and productive patient oriented research community in PEI that is linked regionally and nationally to deliver more integrated, cost-effective primary and integrated health care that leads to improved health outcomes for Islanders. Utilizing a collaborative approach to engage our partners, we will focus on innovative evidence-based initiatives that promote efficient and effective care to meet today’s challenges.  

The ideal candidate will be motivated by the challenge to develop a unique patient oriented research network in PEI, partnering with the other Atlantic Canada networks, as well as networks throughout Canada when appropriate.


The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following duties:

• Assist the Principal Investigator in the fulfillment of the obligations of the Network and delivery of various research programs
• Liaise with Networks partners and other organizations to develop and write funding proposals for new research projects that build on the principles of SPOR
• With the Principal Investigator and in consultation with the Network partners, develop and implement strategic priorities
• Prepare ethics applications and amendments


• The successful applicant will have completed formal training in research in a discipline relevant to health research at the Masters level
• Have an advanced level of research, writing, and analytical skills
• Proven ability to write successful funding proposals and applications
• Experience working on large multi-partner research projects
• Completion or enrolment in a PhD is considered an asset

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 (

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, 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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