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ADS Level 5 - Research Assistant (Grant Funded) - Centre for Health and Community Research - Faculty of Business

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Centre for Health and Community Research - Faculty of Business
ADS Level 5 - Research Assistant (Grant Funded)
Full-Time Term Position
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week 

$52,265 to $57,551 per annum, as per CUPE 1870 (Grant Funded)


As soon as possible to March 31, 2023 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding, and departmental requirements)

The Centre for Health and Community Research (CHCR) at the University of Prince Edward Island in collaboration with the Strengthening Transitions in Care (STIC) Lab at the IWK Health Centre is seeking a Research Assistant for a CIHR-funded study investigating the impacts of pandemic-response public health policy and service changes on children with complex care needs and their families.

This study is being conducted in the three Maritime Provinces. The successful candidate will be the main point of contact for organizing and administering study tasks at all phases of the project in Prince Edward Island. The role will be highly collaborative; the Research Assistant will work closely with the team in Prince Edward Island and their counterparts in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The Research Assistant will be expected to prepare and maintain study documents and data. They will collect data from various sources such as publicly available information regarding policy and service changes during the COVID-19 Pandemic and interviews with key informants, parents, and youth. The Research Assistant will assist with analyzing data and knowledge dissemination activities such as conference abstracts and preparing final reports. They will facilitate communication between research team members, such as organizing team meetings and data transfers.


  • Preparing research ethics applications and amendments
  • Participant recruitment (including children and parents of children with complex needs and policy makers)
  • Environmental scan of publicly available information (e.g., websites)
  • Participant interviews
  • Data and document management, including data transfers between sites
  • Communication with research team members
  • Supporting qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Drafting research dissemination material, including abstracts and final reports
  • Performing other related duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree plus significant related research experience, or a Master’s degree in the health disciplines or a related field
  • Previous research experience is essential, including participant recruitment
  • Strong writing skills are essential
  • Excellent communication and time management skills are essential
  • Previous experience with literature searches
  • Previous experience conducting qualitative interviews is an asset.
  • Must have working knowledge of the Microsoft suite of programs (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), excellent literature search skills, and ability to quickly adapt to use of other programs (e.g., Zotero, NVivo, SPSS, Zoom, Covidence)
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 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.