Research Assistants (4) - UPEI Workforce Strategies Research Group - School of Business

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, July 16, 2012
Date of Posting: 
July 9, 2012
Hours of Work: 

As needed

$17.00 per hour, includes vacation pay (grant funded)

As soon as possible until March 31, 2013 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

Applications are invited for up to four Research Assistants, working under the supervision of Dr. Wendy Carroll, Faculty Director of the UPEI Workforce Strategies Research Group working on one or more developing research projects. This position will be part-time, commencing immediately until March 31, 2013.
The Research Assistants will work closely with UPEI WSRG project manager Scott Wilson, and will be primarily engaged in the contacting of training participants to solicit their responses to a survey. Duties include but are not limited to the following:
• The ability to speak clear and fluent English;
• The ability to communicate effectively, clearly and professionally;
• The ability to administer surveys;
• The ability to follow a written script and follow calling guidelines;
• The ability to use Excel software; and
• The ability to perform basic descriptive statistical analysis using SPSS would be an asset.
Applicants must possess a Bachelors level degree. Applicants should be motivated and self-directed, literate in computer and information technologies. Knowledge and experience of the Prince Edward Island labour force would be an asset. Attention to detail and the ability to keep information confidentiality are required. All successful candidates will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement. The job will require substantial portions of the work to be completed in the evenings and Saturdays.

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 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.

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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