Research Assistant, Environmental Studies and Sciences *Work Study Program* – University of Winnipeg

NOTE: Students must be approved for the 2019-20 Work-Study program in order to be hired for this position. The Work-Study Student Application form is available online here: https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/awards/work-study-program.html

Research Assistants are students, normally in a University of Winnipeg undergraduate program, employed to assist with tasks related to research in the student’s area of study. Work is performed within defined guidelines and under the supervision of a more senior researcher or faculty member.

Position Overview:

The Research Assistant will help me at the lab with my on going experiments at the University of Winnipeg. The research is related to my Major Grant (UWinnipeg) funded project on “Use of inorganic soil amendments to reduce the release of potentially toxic trace elements and phosphorus to floodwater from waterlogged soils ”

 

Duties:

The selected candidate would be required to weigh samples, clean glassware, preparation of some chemical solutions, setting up laboratory incubation experiments, and collecting and analysis of soil water samples , under my supervision and instructions.

 

Qualifications:

A student in their second, third or fourth year in a BSc program, who has taken first year chemistry course, CHEM 1111. Must have good laboratory skills and be dependable. Should complete WHMIS training prior to starting work. Must have knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Students must be approved for the 2019-20 Work-Study program in order to be hired for this position.

The period of work will be from ASAP – March 31, 2020 and the estimated total hours of work will be 70.

Note: This position is represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada – Research Capacity Unit.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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