Student Research Assistant - Applied Human Sciences - Faculty of Science

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Applied Human Sciences - Faculty of Science
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work:
10 hours per week 
$22.53 per hour (vacation pay included)

July 2018 – April 2019

A research team in the provinces of New Brunswick (NB) and Prince Edward Island (PEI), based at the Universite de Moncton and PEI University, is seeking a student research assistant for a 10 month term (10 hours per week) for a research project entitled “Creation of a Comprehensive Health Profile of Children in NB and PEI and Development of Intra-Provincial Population-Based Birth Cohorts”.  This position is for the NB and PEI components of the project.

This project aims to identify and evaluate selected administrative datasets from NB and PEI to create two intra-provincial health profiles of 18-month old children and likewise to establish the foundation for a birth cohort database in each province using existing datasets.  The outcomes will yield important insights into children’s health status and trajectory that can be used toward chronic disease prevention to reduce the needs for complex care later in life.  The study will lay the foundation for the future birth cohort databases that will allow various stakeholders and knowledge users to monitor and report on child health over the long term, and to evaluate current practices and future health interventions to establish well-informed and effective primary prevention strategies. 

The successful candidate will play an integral role in achieving the research objectives and in the completion of this project.  This person will work closely with the Research Coordinator to help with literature reviews, drafting of the child health profile and create data tables to achieve the project’s objectives.


• To help conduct literature reviews
• Assist in report writing
• Assist in data analysis and interpretation if needed
• Additional responsibilities as needed will be added


• Bachelor’s degree in a related field, preferably a graduate program
• Research experience
• Must have excellent oral and written communication skills in English
• Knowledge of government administrative datasets and privacy issues with these datasets would be an asset

Priority is 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 (

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, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified 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.