Student Research Assistant - Comprehensive School Health Research Group - Faculty of Nursing

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Student Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Faculty of Nursing
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work:
Up to 10 hours per week
$13.29 per hour (vacation pay included)

December 3, 2018 – April 26, 2019

The Comprehensive School Health Research (CSHR) Group in the Faculty of Nursing (under the direction of Dr. Jo-Ann MacDonald) invites applications from students interested in working on a project assessing the health behaviours of PEI students. The Canadian Student Alcohol, Drug and Tobacco Survey (CSTADS) is a biennial, classroom-based survey that assesses substance use behaviours among grades 7-12 students.


The successful applicants will assist with all aspects of implementing the 2018-19 CSTADS project, which may include:
• Maintaining positive relationships with school administrators and staff
• Assisting in the preparation for data collections at each school
• Attending school data collections and implementing procedures on data collection days, including resolving problems as they arise
• Communicating all problems or concerns to the project coordinator
• Applicants may be required to perform other duties related to the research activities of the CSHR Group, such as literature reviews, utilizing reference management software, and general office duties (filing, faxing, photocopying, etc)


• Working towards a university degree, or equivalent, in nursing, health promotion, social sciences, or education, preferably with courses and/or experience in research design, implementation, and methods

• Familiarity with the school system and working in schools is an asset.  Experience in conducting quantitative research and collecting data is an asset as well

Skills and abilities:
• Understands the basic principles of conducting social science research
• Communicates effectively both orally and in writing
• Works independently and is able to follow detailed protocols, with minimal supervision
• Time management and organization skills
• Identifies and relates concerns of others and exercises good judgment when resolving difficulties
• Must be eligible to work in a school setting (i.e. obtain a successful police background/criminal record check)
• French language proficiency would be 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, 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.

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.