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Graduate Student Research Assistant - Young Lives Research Lab

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Date of Posting: 
March 8, 2016
Young Lives Research Lab
Graduate Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

20 hours per week

$20.48 per hour (vacation pay included)

Immediately to June 30, 2016

The Young Lives Research Lab is seeking a Graduate Student Research Assistant to support data collection, storage, transcription, and analysis for a research project on SEL Scale Up in Atlantic Canada. The Graduate Student Research Assistant will be supervised by Dr. Kate Tilleczek, Director, and Dr. Brandi Bell, Postdoctoral Research Fellow.


• Assemble materials for data collection
• Manage and organize digital and paper files 
• Enter data into SPSS
• Transcribe interviews
• Carry out systematic literature searches, Internet, and grey literature searches; organize references in RefWorks, and synthesise literature
• Data cleaning
• Importing qualitative data into NVivo
• Conducting interviews


• Master’s degree (completed or in-progress) in social science or related discipline
• A highly qualified fourth-year undergraduate student may be considered
• Experience in and understanding of qualitative research
• Experience in and understanding of research ethics
• Knowledge of SPSS and RefWorks
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to work with minimal supervision
• Ability to quickly learn and master various computer applications
• Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Adobe Creative Suite
• Experience with qualitative research software such as NVivo 

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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