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Student Research Assistant - Comprehensive School Health Research Group - School of Nursing

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, April 8, 2016
Date of Posting: 
March 29, 2016
Comprehensive School Health Research Group - School of Nursing
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

15 – 20 hours per week; will vary

$20.48/hr (grad student rate) or $12.08/hr (undergrad student rate) Vacation pay included

Immediately to June 2016

The Comprehensive School Health Research (CSHR) Group in the School of Nursing is seeking a student research assistant to support knowledge exchange and research dissemination activities for the SHAPES-PEI (School Health Action Planning and Evaluation System – Prince Edward Island) project, a data collection and knowledge exchange system that assesses the health behaviours of grade 5-12 students across PEI. The student research assistant will be supervised by Dr. Jo-Ann MacDonald.


• Carry out literature searches, internet and grey literature searches; organize references in RefWorks; synthesize literature
• Engage community partners in the development of new research dissemination tools
• Support the research and writing of a variety of research dissemination products
• Assist in the preparation of ethics applications, funding proposals, abstracts and conference posters/presentations, articles for publication, etc.
• Assist with data analysis plan and work with interpretation of the results


• Master’s degree (completed or in-progress) in nursing, social science or related discipline
• A highly qualified 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student may be considered
• Experience in, and understanding of the basic principles of social science research
• Ability to work with minimal supervision
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to quickly learn and master various computer applications
• Must be eligible to work in a school setting (i.e. obtain a successful criminal record check)
• Knowledge of SPSS or data analysis software would be an asset
• French language proficiency would be an asset

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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