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Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Date of Posting: 
May 9, 2012
Hours of Work: 

10 hours per week

$16.97 per hour (vacation pay included)

Commencing June 4, 2012 for 20 weeks

Dr. Gloria McInnis-Perry, a nurse researcher and faculty member with the School of Nursing and Jane Herring, MN a nurse working with Prince Edward Island Mental Health and Addictions Services are undertaking a research project studying late life addiction. We are requesting applications for the position of a Graduate Nursing Student Research Assistant. The successful applicant will be required to access and interview PEI seniors who have an addiction to alcohol and who reside in the community. Applicants must possess an active PEI RN license, a valid driver’s license and have access to a motor vehicle. Travel will be subsidized.
• Assist in the review of relevant literature.
• Assist in the advertisement for participants.
• Study and screen all the participants that have registered as study participants and determine their suitability for the research study.
• Mange the clerical work essential for completion of the project.
• Typing and photocopying of research material as needed.
• Assist in preparation of presentations, manuscripts and project related topics.
• Use computers to document and perform analysis of qualitative data.
• Convert material into code data for computer entry.
• Conduct research which requires the use of the Internet or the library.
• Provide regular progress reports to researchers.
The ideal candidate will be graduate nursing student. Also, the candidate will be a highly-organized individual with interviewing experience and qualitative research methods and analysis skills. Experience with, or a general interest in and understanding of seniors’ issues mental health and addiction issues is preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required, as well as proficiency in the use Microsoft Word/Wordperfect, and Excel. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with seniors, agencies and research investigators.
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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