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Student Research Assistant - Environmental Studies - Faculty of Science

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Environmental Studies - Faculty of Science
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work:
Up to 10 hours per week

$15.75 per hour plus 4% vacation pay


ASAP to May 1, 2022

Dr. Carolyn Peach Brown, Environmental Studies is seeking applications for a student research assistant for a project examining the impacts of COVID-19 on conservation organizations in Trinidad and Tobago. The student will assist in the transcription of audio recorded interviews of research participants.


  • Listen to and transcribe audio recorded interviews in a timely manner
  • Edit transcriptions before filing them
  • Keep transcriptions organized for later use
  • Performing other duties as required


  • Strong typing and computer skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in both a team environment and independently
  • Experience and familiarity with Caribbean accents is an asset as the speakers in the audio interviews are from this region.
  • Experience transcribing audio recordings is an asset
  • Proficiency with common transcription software is an asset

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, or fax it to (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.

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.