Research Assistants - UPEI WSRG - Innovations Survey - School of Business

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Date of Posting: 
April 24, 2014
UPEI WSRG - Innovations Survey - School of Business
Research Assistants
Part-Time Term
Hours of Work: 


$17.00 per hour (vacation pay included) (off Scale CUPE 1870)

As soon as possible until June 30, 2014 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.) 


Applications are invited for up to three part-time Research Assistants, working under the supervision of Scott Wilson, Project Manager of the UPEI Workforce Strategies Research Group and working on one developing research project.  This position will be part-time, commencing immediately until June 30, 2014.


The Research Assistants will work closely with UPEI WSRG project manager Scott Wilson, and will be primarily engaged in the contacting of Island Businesses to ask for their participation in an online survey.  Duties include but are not limited to the following:
• The ability to speak clear and fluent English;
• The ability to communicate effectively, clearly and professionally;
• The ability to keep all information secure and confidential;
• The ability to follow a written script and follow calling guidelines;
• The ability to use Excel software; and
• The ability to perform basic descriptive statistical analysis using SPSS would be an asset.


• Bachelors level degree would be an asset.
• Applicants should be motivated and self-directed, literate in computer and information technologies.
• Knowledge and experience of the Prince Edward Island labour force would be an asset.
• Attention to detail and the ability to keep information confidentiality are required.
• All successful candidates will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement. 

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.

Successful Candidate(s): 


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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