Senior Research Assistant - Young Lives Research Lab (Grant Funded)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Date of Posting: 
September 7, 2017
Young Lives Research Lab
Senior Research Assistant
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week 

$25 per hour (vacation pay included), as per CUPE 1870 (Off Scale) (Grant Funded)

As soon as possible to June 30, 2018

The Young Lives Research Lab is seeking a Senior Research Assistant to coordinate tasks related to research, evaluation, and knowledge translation for two research projects: Barriers and Facilitators in Access to Child/Youth Mental Health Services: A mixed methods, inter-sectoral study in Atlantic Canada and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in First Nation Schools: Evaluating Scale-Up in New Brunswick. The Senior Research Assistant will be supervised by Dr. Kate Tilleczek, Director and Dr. Brandi Bell, Postdoctoral Research Fellow & Assistant Director.


• Recruit study participants, following approved ethical research protocols
• Network with individuals and organizations across Atlantic Canada
• Conduct surveys, interviews, and focus groups (will require travel throughout NL, NB and NS)
• Organize and manage project data
• Contribute to data analysis
• Assist in development of knowledge dissemination strategy with project partners
• Prepare knowledge translation tools (Website, Fact Sheets, Policy Briefs)


• Degree in social science or related discipline with focus on youth mental health (Master’s lever preferred)
• Experience in understanding of qualitative research
• Experience in and understanding of research ethics
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to work with minimal supervision
• Ability to quickly learn and master various computer applications
• Driver’s license and ability to travel in NL, NB and NS
• Experience in the creation of KT tools and dissemination technique
• Experience researching or working with the child/youth mental health community, knowledge of SEL, experience researching and/or working with schools and previous work in youth and community based research would be an asset

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 ( Applications will not be accepted via email.

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 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.

Successful Candidate(s): 

S. Gallant

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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