Student Research Assistant - Applied Human Sciences - Faculty of Science

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Student Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Applied Human Sciences
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work:
$3,350 Honorarium (vacation pay included)

ASAP – August 31, 2018

The Department of Applied Human Sciences is looking for an enthusiastic student research assistant to work during the summer months of 2018.


  • Liaison with health professionals (e.g. Community Dietitians, Public Health Nurses, etc.)
  • Assist in developing data collection tools, ethics protocols, health promotion materials
  • Assist in research related activities (e.g. organize data collection schedule, conduct interviews and focus groups, collect and analyze data, and prepare reports)
  • Assist with the organization, promotion and collection of feedback throughout the research project
  • Prepare and lead workshops and other dissemination activities related to research findings
  • Other tasks and duties as emerge or are assigned


  • Research experience in qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Excellent writing skills including proposal preparation and/or publication experience
  • Excellent office and event organizational skills
  • Demonstrated communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve, trouble shoot and manage time in an independent work setting
  • Experience working in a health related setting
  • Experience with nutrition screening

Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and the 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 ( Applications will not be accepted via email.

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.