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Research Assistant - Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS) - Department of Psychology (Reposted)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Date of Posting: 
November 21, 2012
Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS) - Department of Psychology
Research Assistant (Reposted)
Hours of Work: 

Up to 6 hours per week during academic year with possible increased hours during summer months if term is extended.

$10.40 per hour (vacation pay included) (grant funded)

November 2012 to March 31, 2013 with the possibility of extension to August 31, 2013, depending on performance and available funding.

 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, entitled Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS), is unfolding through the cooperation of some 70 researchers and various other stakeholders from over a dozen countries. 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.
A part-time Research Assistant is required to facilitate the AIRS Partnerships with local organizations and associations, including Veterans Affairs Canada.
For Veterans Affairs Canada, the student will explore the role of singing in the lives of veterans. Part of the research work will be carried at the VAC site, and will also entail exploring the success of the VAC staff choir.
For any other partnerships, the student will meet with the AIRS Director and the research partner Leader to devise the specific research plan. This may include the scheduling of meetings with other consultants and experts familiar with the problem at hand. It may entail the establishment of survey or questionnaire, in which case ethics proposals will be part of the job. A detailed, well organized, and documented report will be expected for each project, with a draft to be provided by January 31 and final submission by March 31. The student may be asked to make one or more oral presentations on the findings or to develop a poster or web-site component for presentation of the findings.
These are work experiences enabling students to apply what they know to a real-world situation.

Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island 3rd or 4th year student in Psychology.
Good communication skills. Ability to conduct research and write clear, critical, cogent reports; keep accurate and thorough records; read and use spreadsheets; work conscientiously, reliably, accurately and responsibly without close supervision. Interest in music or singing would be an asset. A degree program or courses in psychology, sociology or nursing or family and nutritional sciences would be an asset. An interest in music or singing would be an asset.
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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