Student Research Assistants (Up to 3 Positions) - Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Student Position
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Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Student Research Assistants (Up to 3 Positions)
Hours of Work:
Up to 10 hour per week

$15.75 per hour plus 4% vacation pay


ASAP – April 30, 2022

Join a research project directed toward measuring student music-related abilities (from memory for pop music to pitch discrimination) in a laboratory with longstanding expertise in music perception and music cognition. The project requires the assistance of students with a background in psychology and an interest in music, and/or audiology. Assistants are expected to apply their knowledge in learning various skills for developing tests to be administered online, data analysis, and data presentation. 


  • Developing, refining, administering Qualtrics programs for music psychology research
  • Administering and analyzing on-line hearing tests
  • Computer and audio hardware troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Web-site and social media development and updating
  • Training other team members in use of programs or acquiring skills
  • Other tasks that may arise related to the research


  • Priority will be given to students with 2 to 4 years background in psychology
  • Courses in psychological (or other) statistics, courses in psychology
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience working with a research team
  • Ability to work responsibly without supervision
  • Superior organizational skills and record-keeping ability
  • Capacity to exercise confidentiality and conscientiousness
  • Evidence of academic achievement

The following are regarded as assets:

  • Courses in music psychology
  • Music background
  • Knowledge of music notation software, or music composing software
  • HTML, Excel, Qualtrics
  • Knowledge of IT or electronics
  • Working toward honours degree
  • Volunteer work in audiology

Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and the 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. 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.

UPEI will require all students, staff, and faculty to comply with the Covid 19 attestation and vaccination requirements as set out under the UPEI Covid 19 mandatory vaccination policy.

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.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. 

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.