Inuit summer research assistant positions

Nain-cleaning gut bags

Are you a beneficiary of Nunatsiavut or NunatuKavut? Are you interested in science? Are you looking for a summer job?

This summer, Dr. Max Liboiron (Michif) is looking for research assistants to work on plastic pollution samples from Land in Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut. You don’t need training in plastics— all training will be provided. A familiarly with science is desirable.

There are one to three positions depending on successful applicants’ needs or situations. We can accommodate full or part-time positions, in St. John’s or in Nunatsiavut (or both), graduate or undergraduate students, and even recent grads. Community members are also welcome to apply. Hours are flexible but will often occur between 8-5 when working in St. John’s. Tasks will include processing guts from fish and birds caught by hunters, doing data entry, writing and doing literature reviews, working as part of a team, and doing fieldwork. 

To apply, send a letter of interest outlining why you are interested in the position, what strengths or insights you bring to the position, and your university studies (if applicable), with a resume to To learn more about the lab, see

The position(s) are open until filled. Posted April 13, 2019.
These positions are specifically for Inuit beneficiaries of Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut in accordance with the terms of funding and ethics permits. We also have a lab position working on different projects for students enrolled in courses at Memorial over the summer. Email for more information.