RESEARCH ASSISTANT - LIFESPAN CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY TO ASSESS SINGING AND LANGUAGE SKILLS - ADVANCING INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH IN SINGING (AIRS) - DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Competition Number: 
75S12
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Date of Posting: 
April 25, 2012
Department: 
LIFESPAN CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY TO ASSESS SINGING AND LANGUAGE SKILLS - ADVANCING INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH IN SINGING (AIRS) - DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Position: 
RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Hours of Work: 

approximately 15 – 20 hours per week

Salary: 
$10.40 per hour (vacation pay included)
Term: 

May 1, 2012 to August 31, 2012

The University of Prince Edward Island is the coordinating institution for a Major Collaborative Research Initiative funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The AIRS Project web-site is at: www.airsplace.ca A part-time Psychology Research Assistant is required to support the Research Theme– 1.3 which focuses on Development of Singing. The particular project uses the AIRS Test battery of Singing Skills to acquire key archival data that will help to determine how singing develops and changes across the lifespan. Tests are being administered to persons from ages 4 to 85 years. RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist with the development of the age appropriate versions of the tests. Make contact with participants inviting them to participate in the study; setting up appointments, administering the singing tests, transferring and analysing data and creating tables and figures. Participate in meetings with others working on related studies elsewhere. Help in conducting statistical analysis and production of graphic representation of the results. Assist in preparing the audiovideo files for entry into the AIRS Digital Library including provision of the appropriate metadata. A particular focus of interest for this position is the exploration of the information provided by the video component of the recording. Supervisors of the study are Dr. Annabel Cohen and Dr. Bing-Yi Pan. QUALIFICATIONS: Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island 4th Year Psychology Honours Students. Additional relevant background includes prior work with special populations (e.g., daycare or senior-care volunteer, training in music and/or dance, fluency in a second language, advanced statistics). Serious work ethic and ability to handle responsibility and understand the significance of careful work. Good communication skills and ability to interact well with persons of all ages. Ability to manage computer technology in a laboratory setting; to work conscientiously, reliably, and accurately; without close supervision; to write clearly, critically and cogently. 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 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.

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