CLEAR lab is based in St. John’s at Memorial University. We have one position for a Summer Research Assistant to participate in various projects related to plastic pollution, including processing samples under a microscope, and coordinating and conducting shoreline cleanups and logging data. We also have smaller working groups in the lab doing work on citational politics and other social science topics that hires would be welcome to join.

Position Details:

  • Full-time youth (15-30 years old) for 35 hours/week from June 20, 2022 to September 7, 2022. We can be somewhat flexible on hours and dates.

Applicants must be in St. John’s or one of the communities in Nunatsiavut. Work in St. John’s will be in person and work in Nunatsiavut will be remote. All training will be provided. The wage is $15.85/hour. Please review our overall approach to science by visiting our website as well as our work on plastic pollution in Nunatsiavut and in the rest of Newfoundland and Labrador before applying to see the type of work we do and how we do it. We are interested in hiring people who share our values and our goals and who will be part of a feminist and anticolonial research culture.

Note that the three other positions that were advertised here earlier have been filled. If you are an Indigenous high school student who was looking at those positions and are still interested, please get in touch.

How to apply

Since these are entry-level positions, we do not expect an experienced resume. We are more than willing to train people in any research skills needed.
Please send an email to Charlotte Florian, CLEAR’s lab manager at, with answers to the following questions:

  • Which position(s) are you applying for?
  • How has where you are from influenced your ideas or priorities around knowledge and collaboration?
  • Why do you want to work with the CLEAR lab collective?
  • What do you think are the most important principles or values in making knowledge?
  • What else do you want us to know about you when we consider applications?

If you also have a resume or CV, please send that as well, though it is not necessary. You can see our project on the politics of resumes and CVs to see how we understand and interpret these kinds of documents.

Images from some of our lab work: