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Student Research Assistant (undergrad or grad)

The Faculty of Computer Science is currently recruiting an undergraduate student to work with a research team at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada.


In concert with Dr. Cora Woolsey, Dr. Scott Bateman, and the STRATUM research and development team, the successful candidate will help transcribe, analyze, and publish on results from a study on archaeologists and technology use. Remote work is optional.

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Project Description

The successful candidate will contribute to the research and development agenda of the STRATUM software team to create an innovative field mapping and data collection tool for archaeologists.

We are seeking to appoint an Undergraduate Research Assistant to transcribe interviews conducted as an investigation of user needs in archaeology. Along with Dr. Cora Woolsey, Dr. Scott Bateman, the successful candidate will identify themes in the opinions of the participants that will help us develop a software for archaeological use in the field. Duties will include transcription of interviews, some analytical work such as coding, and writing reports and manuscripts for publication.

UNB is dedicated to cultivating new ideas, creative thinking, and entrepreneurial spirit in the ever-changing world of technology.


We are seeking a candidate with knowledge of qualitative research, a strong work ethic, and good self-direction.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Enrolment at UNB in an undergraduate degree

Desired Assets:
  • Excellent communication skills

  • Strong writing and reading ability

  • Knowledge of, and experience with, qualitative methods used in the Social Sciences


The candidate will sometimes attend meetings with academic colleagues from various disciplines and with multiple stakeholders from industry, government, and the Indigenous community.

How to Apply

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

This will be decided based on experience. Wages adhere to UNB's posted rates for undergraduate students.

Start Date and Duration of Appointment:

May 2022 or shortly after; the position will continue for four months with the possibility of renewal.


Please contact Dr. Cora Woolsey ( with a PDF that includes: 1) cover letter (1 page max); 2) current CV; 3) the names of two references that can speak to your academic performance and research abilities. If applying as an undergraduate, please provide a copy of your transcript (unofficial is fine).

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity, fostering diversity within our community, and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including women, visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Preference will be given to applications received by January 28th, 2022, but application review will continue until the position is filled.

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