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Student Research Assistant - Department of Environmental Studies (amended June 2)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Date of Posting: 
May 30, 2014
Department of Environmental Studies
Student Research Assistant (amended June 2)
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$13.22 per hour (vacation pay included)

As soon as possible for 10 weeks

Dr. Carolyn Peach Brown is seeking a student to assist in the collection and analysis of data for a research project on climate change in Prince Edward Island.


• Conduct interviews with local fishers and tourism operators on the north shore of PEI.
• Transcribe digitally recorded interviews and focus groups.
• Help with organization and conducting of focus groups.


• The ideal candidate will be a student who has experience in conducting semi-structured interviews as part of a research project.
• Ability to take initiative and work independently
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle

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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