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Graduate Research Assistant - Department of Biology - Faculty of Science

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Department of Biology - Faculty of Science
Graduate Research Assistant
Hours of Work:
Up to 10 hours per week

$20.20 per hour, plus 4% vacation pay


February 6 to April 28, 2023

Dr. Marva Sweeney-Nixon in the Department of Biology is seeking a part-time student assistant to assist in writing a systematic review of the literature. The schedule may vary depending upon the stage of the project.


Under the supervision of the Professor and the Data Librarian, the student will:

  • Search databases for published papers
  • Score publications using Quality Criteria Checklist from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Assist a statistician with analyzing data
  • Write summaries of the work product
  • Other related duties


  • Student enrolled in a graduate program at UPEI
  • A strong background and success taking courses in physiology, nutrition, or biochemistry,
  • Documented experience with scientific writing in nutritional or biomedical fields, suitable for publication
  • Good analytical skills including reading biomedical journal articles, and performing literature searches and statistical analysis of biologic data

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 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. If you require accommodation in any part of the process, please direct your inquiries, in confidence, to our HR Officer,

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

To apply for this position click here. Closing February 9 (6:00 PM AST) 

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.