CLEAR lab, based at Memorial University in St. John’s, is looking to hire one or two Nunatsiavummiut to assist in processing samples for plastic pollution from Nunatsiavut. Applicants can be in high school, be undergraduate or graduate students at Memorial University, or be outside of school and looking for part time work. There is no age restriction. Duties include attending weekly lab meetings, processing samples in the lab, and collaborating with a research team. An interest in and/or experience in science and the environment is desired, but no experience is required. All training will be provided.

The position is based in St. John’s on the Memorial University campus. Pay is between $16.50-$26/hour, depending on experience (pay rates and rank are decided by Memorial University), and the part-time position is between 5-8 hours a week (flexible). Hours are flexible and can be during the workday, in the evenings, and/or weekends. The position will start in September 2021, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The terms of the funding for this project stipulate that first offer will go to beneficiaries of Nunatsiavut. Please send a resume and an introductory email that outlines who you are and your interest in working with us to: khawkins@mun.ca

CLEAR is an Indigenous-led lab run by Dr. Max Liboiron (Michif) that aims to foster good land relations, humility, and accountability in its work. We look forward to welcoming a new lab member to our group!

If you have any questions, please let us know. The lab manager is Kaitlyn Hawkins (Khawkins@mun.ca) and you can also reach us via Twitter (@CLEAR_lab_). You can learn more about CLEAR on our website and more about the project monitoring plastics in Nunatsiavut from our project page.