RESEARCH ASSISTANT - INSTITUTE OF ISLAND STUDIES / COMMUNITY CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH NETWORK

Competition Number: 
84S12
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, June 1, 2012
Date of Posting: 
May 10, 2012
Department: 
INSTITUTE OF ISLAND STUDIES / COMMUNITY CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH NETWORK
Position: 
RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Hours of Work: 

33.75 hours per week

Salary: 
$11.51 per hour (vacation pay included)
Term: 

Commencing June 18, 2012 for 10 weeks

The Institute of Island Studies is seeking a student for a ten week research assistant position on our Community Climate Change Adaptation research project.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the supervision of Dr Irene Novaczek, working in a team with two other students; to help coordinate and facilitate community outreach activities; to assist with data collection, interview transcription, coding and compilation; and to provide other general assistance including library research, development of databases and filing of resource materials related to capacity building for climate change research in PEI communities, as required.
QUALIFICATIONS:
This position is partly supported by Service Canada and the applicant must therefore be a Canadian citizen legally entitled to work in Canada; hold no other full time job; be under 30 years of age; and intend to return to school on a full time basis in September.
This position would suit a student with an interest in and knowledge of environmental issues, especially climate change; a desire to learn and practice social science research skills; and a commitment to working for the well-being of PEI communities.
Candidate should have an excellent academic record and demonstrated ability to work well both as part of a team and independently. Previous experience living in or working with an aboriginal community is an asset. Must have better than average computer and technological skills. Previous experience with performance and transcription of interviews and data management using NVIVO is desirable. Capacity to use GIS for development of maps is desirable. Familiarity with library research an asset. Patience and flexibility, excellent communications skills, capacity for concentrated work and attention to detail, and an optimistic can-do attitude are essential.
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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