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Student Research Assistant - School of Business

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, June 10, 2016
Date of Posting: 
June 2, 2016
School of Business
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

20 – 35 hours per week

$20.97 per hour (vacation pay included)

As soon as possible until March 31, 2017 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

Working under the supervision of Ms. Karen Wight, Dr. Andrew Carrothers, and Dr. Jason Stevens, a researcher is required to work on initiatives related to an economic impact study of the Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island and the ability to mitigate this loss through Hazardous Materials Response capabilities.


The successful candidate will:
• Independently conduct literature reviews and summarize key findings
• Collaborate with research team to establish work schedule until end of project, March 31, 2017
• Schedule appointments with various industry sectors, businesses, and key decision makers in PEI for interviews in various locations in PEI
• Attend scheduled interviews, be an active participant in the interviews, and take notes
• Collaborate with the research team for meetings with the Government of Prince Edward Island and Statistics Canada
• Analyze and interpret financial modeling implications under guidance of the research team
• Collaborate with the research team to draft economic impact findings
• Other related duties as required


Applicants should possess the following qualifications:
• MBA, Masters of Arts (Economics), or in the process of obtaining a degree in a related field
• Have an advanced level of research, writing, and analytical skills
• Strong ability to communicate orally and foster strong relationships
• Have a strong understanding of the research process, be able to work independently, and provide regular updates to the research team
• Demonstrated experience managing large numerical datasets in Excel
• Must be available to complete all or most hours during the regular work week, Monday-Friday, with exceptions to the schedule as agreed upon
• Able to commit to the research until project completion

Priority will be given 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 posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (www.upei.ca/hr/).

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, or fax it to (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified student candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study permit 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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