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Research Summer Student in Assistive Technology

Nova Scotia Health - Halifax
Salary Not specified
Posting Date February 26, 2021
Closing Date March 26, 2021

Do you have a passion to help others? Do you have an interest in health research?
Do you have computer and technical skills?
Want to gain valuable experience to support your career?

Consider a summer position in the Assistive Technology at Nova Scotia Health and help make a difference with our clients, patients and families.

About us:
The Assistive Technology (AT) Program at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation & Arthritis Centre works collaboratively with our clients, families and other members of the health care team to provide assistive technology as necessary to support our client’s goals. AT includes products, equipment (commercial, custom or modified) and services to improve or maintain an individual’s function and daily living.

The role of the Assistive Technology summer student is to work with the Rehabilitation Engineer and Occupational Therapy staff to support our Assistive Technology program with focus on our research and independent access to technology (iAT) initiatives. The objective of the iAT initiative is to enhance independence in people with disabilities by enabling access to computer technology, electronic and assistive devices.
This work term will foster a learning environment for a student interested in rehabilitation sciences. The summer student will assist staff in the implementation of research projects and training of people with a variety of disabilities in accessing technology and electronic devices. The individual will also provide assistance to staff with maintaining equipment, inventory, and knowledge resources.


• Current postsecondary student and continuing studies in the fall of 2021 in an undergraduate or community college program
• Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Able to work independently and in a team setting
• Ability to support individuals with a person centred approach and recognize the importance of equity in health care
• Interest and understanding of the use of assistive technology for people with disabilities
• Interest in technology, electronics, 3D printing and creating an asset
• Skilled in using computer technology including windows, android and apple platforms an asset
• An understanding of confidentiality, and commitment to the protection of personal health information
• Criminal record and vulnerable sector record checks required

Other Information
Start date: June 1, 2021 (anticipated)
Time of day: 8:00am-4:00pm
Hours per day: 7.5
Commitment: 14 weeks

Please send cover letter and résumé/CV by email to:

Closing date: March 26th, 2021.
Interviews will be held during the week of April 5th, 2021.

How To Apply

By email

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