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Nutrition Research Assistant - Department of Applied Human Science

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Date of Posting: 
June 13, 2013
Department of Applied Human Science
Nutrition Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

Up to 21 hours per week, part-time with flexible days

$10.40 per hour (vacation pay included)

June 2013 to August 30, 2013

The Department of Applied Human Sciences is seeking to hire a summer research assistant.
Responsible for conducting interviews with female food bank clients, collecting information on food security, dietary intake, and social and demographic information, collecting food costing data from local grocery stores. Specific duties include: contact participants, conduct interviews, including dietary data, contacting grocery stores and conducting food costing survey. Code food recalls for nutrient analysis. Assist in updating literature. Other duties as required.
• Currently enrolled in Foods and Nutrition Honours program
• Familiarity and understanding of the unique nature of dietary data collected
• Strong attention to detail; meticulous and exacting approach to data management
• Applicants must have successfully completed FN 351 Nutritional Assessment and FN 331 Research Methods.
If you require further information, please contact Colleen Walton at cwalton@upei.ca
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.

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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