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Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Date of Posting: 
March 29, 2012
Hours of Work: 

Total of 84 hours (flexible)

$10.74 per hour (vacation pay included)

April 14, 2012 – August 31, 2012

Applications are invited for one student research assistant position with Dr. Richard Raiswell on the journal Preternature.
The students will work in the three following areas:
(1) Journal Management for Peer-Reviewed Journal, Preternature
As part of the Preternature team, the student will participate in our weekly teleconference meeting, and become familiar with the process of running a journal.
(2) Data Management
The student will be charged with reviewing and editing our corpus of author and reviewer data, checking, revising, updating and supplementing it where appropriate.
(3) On-Line Content Management
The student assistant will be trained and will then help the journal’s transition from Open Journal Systems online submission and peer review system to Penn State University’s Aries Editorial Manager.
Applicants should be in their third, fourth or honours year of a Bachelors degree, and should have experience with online content management systems such as Drupal, experience creating and maintaining Excel spreadsheets, experience designing website information architecture, and experience with content migration across platforms. Applicants must be prepared to work as part of a team, have excellent communication, organisational and copy-editing skills. The successful applicant must be available for regular online meetings via Skype.
Priority to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume listing names of three references and an unofficial copy of university transcript to be received no later than the closing date to employment@upei.ca. Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. 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.
The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

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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