CLEAR lab is based in St. John’s at Memorial University. We have two positions for Research Assistants to process plastic pollution samples in biota (animals hunted or caught for food) from Nunatsiavut. Research Assistants are full lab members who are also expected to attend weekly lab meetings and participate in other lab activities.

Position Details:

  • part-time 5-20 hours/week (depending on availability) September-December 2022, renewable.
  • Beneficiaries of Nunatsiavut are given priority, as per project requirements, followed by students at Memorial University
  • The lab is based at Memorial University in St. John’s
  • All training will be provided; experience in laboratory science is desirable but not necessary. We are more interested in hiring people who align with our values and vision
  • Wages are set by Memorial University and depend on experience. Undergraduate wages are $15.85/hour. Graduate students receive $22.22/hour. People who have graduated and are outside the university are paid more than $22.22 based on experience.

How to apply

Please send an email to, with answers to the following questions:

  • Which position(s) are you applying for? (CLEAR is hiring for several positions right now)
  • 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 experience do you have working in a lab, if any, or in Nunatsiavut, if any?
  • 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. 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: