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Student 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
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

12 hours per week

$11.11 per hour (vacation pay included)

June 29, 2015 –August 21, 2015

Dr. Vicki Foley invites applications for an undergraduate 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 candidate will be involved in all phases of the research project.


• Transcription of the interviews.  It is estimated that it would take approximately 6 hours to transcribe an interview ranging in duration from 1-1.5 hours in length.  We plan to complete two interviews with each participant and hope to recruit 10 participants, for a total of 20 interviews to be transcribed. 
• Collecting relevant literature to assist with manuscript preparation
• Other related administrative duties

In addition to the interview transcription, simply being involved in this project will be an invaluable opportunity for an undergraduate student to be exposed to various stages of the research process. Undergraduate students have relatively little exposure to research and thus recruiting students to graduate programs is challenging. The researchers hope that a developmental approach to undergraduate education in research will facilitate a desire to apply to a graduate program.


• 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
• Involvement in previous research activities and familiarity with voice to text software such as Dragon Dictate would be considered an    asset 

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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