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Graduate Research Assistant, School of Nursing

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, May 15, 2015
Date of Posting: 
May 1, 2015
School of Nursing
Graduate Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

12 hours per week

$16.97 per hour (vacation pay included)

June 1, 2015 – September 11, 2015

Dr. Vicki Foley invites applications for a graduate nursing student to work on a research project examining the intergenerational context of nursing preceptorship.  More specifically, Dr. Foley is exploring the experiences of Baby Boomer preceptors who have worked with Millennial students in a practice setting. The graduate student will be involved in all phases of the research project.


The graduate student will work directly with the PI. He/she will participate in the entire research process including:
• coordinating recruitment of participants
• assisting in interviewing participants (~30 hours work) and collecting other relevant data
• assisting with data analysis
• participating in the communication of research findings

In addition, the graduate student will be involved in co-authoring at least two manuscripts and presenting at a scholarly conference. The experience gained from this research project will enhance the student's ability to carry out their own thesis research project.

• Ability to work well independently
• Demonstrates strong initiative and an ability to be self-directed
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Familiar with Microsoft word 
• Interest in global health and international nursing practice
• Organized and manages time efficiently and effectively

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 reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. 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.

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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