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Student Research Assistant - Department of Applied Human Sciences - Faculty of Science

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Date of Posting: 
July 11, 2014
Department of Applied Human Sciences - Faculty of Science
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

140 hours in total 

$13.22 per hour (includes vacation pay)

July 14, 2014 to August 29, 2014 

A Research Assistant is needed to work on a research project about supporting older adults and caregivers in navigating transitions between different types of health services. The Research Assistant will be supervised by Dr. Lori Weeks, Department of Applied Human Sciences, and our interdisciplinary research team.


The Research Assistant will:
• participate in research team meetings,
• assist with organizing and implementing team meetings,
• assist with quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and
• assist with results dissemination and grant writing.


• The successful candidate will be a 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student and will ideally have training and experience in Gerontology, Social Sciences and/or Health Services.
• Strong organizational, communication, and computer skills are required.
• Training and experience in qualitative and/or quantitative research are assets.

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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