Research Associate - UPEI Health-Centered Research Clinic - Department of Applied Human Sciences - Faculty of Science (Grant Funded)

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Department of Applied Human Sciences - UPEI Health-Centered Research Clinic
Research Associate
Full-Time Term Position (Grant Funded)
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week
Commensurate with qualifications

April 1, 2019 until March 31, 2020 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The Health-Centered Research Clinic (HCRC) was established as an initiative of the PEI Primary and Integrated Healthcare Innovations Network and is located on the campus of the University of Prince Edward Island. The purpose of this center is to conduct person-centered research that will promote health and wellness across the lifespan. At the HCRC new models of care and therapies are developed for chronic and acute health conditions and technologies are developed to support the proactive maintenance of health.

Our vision is to create a vibrant and productive patient-oriented research community in PEI that is linked regionally and nationally to deliver more integrated, cost-effective primary and integrated health care that leads to improved health outcomes for Islanders. Utilizing a collaborative approach, we will focus on innovative evidence-based initiatives that promote efficient and effective care to meet today’s challenges.

The ideal candidate will be motivated by the challenge to conduct cutting-edge patient-oriented research with the goal of developing precision health and medicine strategies to support the proactive maintenance of health and to increase the effectiveness of interventions for cohorts with ambulatory care sensitive conditions, mental health issues, and chronic diseases.

The successful candidate will be an experienced scientist and project manager with expertise in microbiology, genetics, immunology and bioinformatics and with excellent organizational and communication skills.


Reporting to the Director of the Health Centered Research Clinic, the successful candidate will be expected to perform the following duties:

  • Engage in patient-oriented, evidence implementation research
  • Support ongoing research projects in the UPEI HCRC
  • Work as a co-applicant and co-author on grants
  • Co-supervise trainees
  • Responsible for at least one major research initiative/program of the UPEI HCRC
  • Conduct patient-oriented research and contribute to data analysis and writing research publications, as required


  • PhD in Microbiology and Immunology
  • Training and experience in Proteomics, Gene expression and Bioinformatics
  • 5+ years’ experience as a scientist
  • 5+ years’ experience as a project manager
  • 5+ years’ experience in a health services or industrial environment
  • Experience with patient-oriented research
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.