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Research Assistant

Under the direction of Dr. Pedro Antunes, the Research Assistant will be responsible for a variety of research duties.

Position Status: 8 Week Contract – Summer Student

Responsibilities Include:

  • Conduct primary and/or secondary research related to plant and soil ecology
  • Assist in keeping the laboratory organized and functional;
  • Assist in ordering materials and repair requests as needed;
  • Assist in the set-up and maintenance of field and greenhouse experiments;
  • Assist in maintaining records and undertaking data entry and analysis (training provided);
  • Participate in training activities;
  • Attend laboratory and NORDIK meetings. 

Skills Preferred:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; 
  • Familiarity with computer word processing and data-entry applications;
  • An interest in learning laboratory techniques and/or growing plants.


To be eligible to participate in the Canada Summer Jobs initiative, individuals must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; 
  • Be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Closing Date: May 20, 2022

Start Date: May 30, 2022

 This employment opportunity was made possible with the generous support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Summer Jobs program.

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