Project Researcher (Grant Funded) - Comprehensive School Health Research Group

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Date of Posting: 
March 15, 2017
Comprehensive School Health Research Group
Project Researcher (Grant Funded)
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week (Term may be extended or reduced pending funding availability)

$22.00 - $25.00 per hour, commensurate with qualifications and experience

As soon as possible – May 31, 2017

The Comprehensive School Health Research (CSHR) Group, a multi-disciplinary research unit located in the School of Nursing at the University of Prince Edward Island, invites applications from qualified individuals for the position of Project Researcher.


Under the direction of the CSHR Principal Investigators (PIs), the successful applicant will play a key role in supporting the advancement of school health research in PEI, including:

• Assisting preparation of ethics applications, funding proposals, abstracts and conference posters/presentations, articles for publication, and other duties as required
• Capability of working with large data sets, cleaning data and creating data analysis plans
• Data analysis using SPSS and NVivo software programs


Applicants should possess the following qualifications:
• A Master’s degree in a related field with 1 - 3 years’ experience working in a social science research environment
• In-depth knowledge of research processes and quantitative/qualitative methodologies
• Understanding of youth/school health research environment
• Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision
• Excellent ability to plan, coordinate and establish work priorities
• Ability to multi-task, with excellent time management and organizational skills
• Superior written and oral communication skills
• Computer skills to include a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, NVivo, and SPSS/SAS

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.

Successful Candidate(s): 

C. St. Jean

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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