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

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, September 18, 2017
Date of Posting: 
September 11, 2017
Young Lives Research Lab
Senior Research Assistant
Part-Time Term Position (Grant Funded)
Hours of Work: 

22.5 hours per week 

$25.00 per hour (vacation pay included) as per CUPE 1870 (Off Scale) (Grant funded)

As soon as possible to March 31, 2018 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The Young Lives Research Lab is seeking a Senior Research Assistant to coordinate tasks related to research, evaluation, and knowledge translation for the research projects: Digital Media and Young Lives over Time: International and Cultural Comparisons. The Senior Research Assistant will be supervised by Dr. Kate Tilleczek, Director and Valerie Campbell, Project Manager.


• Contact participants to arrange interviews
• Review data collected and prepare participant narratives
• Select and organize data to be used in Time 2 interviews
• Conduct thematic and comparative analyses of data
• Participate in writing of project findings
• Organization of digital data files


• Degree in social science or related discipline with focus on youth and technology (Doctoral level preferred)
• Excellent knowledge and skills in word processing, email, internet searching, database management and spreadsheets (Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs and Gmail)
• Experience in and understanding of qualitative research including thematic and comparative analysis techniques
• Experience in and understanding of research ethics
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to work with minimal supervision
• Working knowledge of NVivo analysis software
• Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
• Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
• Must be able to prioritize tasks and be adaptable to a variety of situations in a fast paced multi-tasking environment
• Familiarity with the university environment would be an asset


• Experience in mediated data collection techniques
• Experience with editing audio and video materials using Adobe Premiere Pro software
• Experience in conducting longitudinal research
• Experience working on multi-national Research initiatives

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): 

H. Barnick

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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