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Research Assistant - Community Climate Change Research Network - Institute of Island Studies

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, June 7, 2013
Date of Posting: 
May 29, 2013
Community Climate Change Research Network - Institute of Island Studies
Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

30 hours per week for 10 weeks

$12.78 per hour (vacation pay included)

Starting June 17, 2013 for 10 weeks

 The Institute of Island Studies is seeking a student for a ten week research assistant position on our Community Climate Change Adaptation research project.
Under the supervision of Dr. Carolyn Peach-Brown, the research assistant will help coordinate and facilitate community outreach activities including a Summer Institute on the role of facilitators in community adaptation processes; to assist with interview transcription, coding and compilation, filing of resource materials, and other tasks as required to support the work of the Institute. Initial duties will include assisting with the Canadian Heritage Rivers Conference. Field work will be concentrated on the north shore of PEI.
This position is partly supported by Service Canada and the applicant must therefore be a Canadian citizen legally entitled to work in Canada; hold no other full time job; be under 30 years of age; and intend to return to school on a full time basis in September.
This position would suit a student with an interest in and knowledge of environmental issues, especially climate change; a desire to learn and practice social science research skills; and a commitment to working for the well-being of PEI communities.
Candidate should have an excellent academic record and demonstrated ability to work well both as part of a team and independently. Must have better than average computer and technological skills. Previous experience with transcription of interviews and data management using NVIVO is desirable. Capacity to use GIS for development of maps is desirable. Familiarity with library research an asset. Patience and flexibility, excellent communications skills, capacity for concentrated work and attention to detail, and an optimistic can-do attitude are essential.
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 a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and references 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.

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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