CLEAR lab has openings for undergraduate and graduate student research assistants to work on environmental samples from three Indigenous homelands in the province. We have three different partnerships to monitor plastic pollution with Miawpukek First Nation, the Nunatsiavut Government, and NunatuKavut Community Council. In each case, we prioritize hiring students from those lands to keep knowledge and skills local (here is an example of how that works for NCC member Alex Flynn, and long-time CLEAR member who works on samples from southern Labrador).

We provide all training. Sample processing includes:

All training is provided and no previous experience is necessary. Pay is set by Memorial University: $16.35/hour for undergraduates, $22.46 for master’s students, and $25.04 for PhD students. Hours per week are flexible and can be 5-20/week depending on student needs. The start date is also flexible, starting between Nov 2022 and Jan 2023. The end date for the position is March 31, 2022, and may be renewed.

If you have any questions or would like to apply, please email CLEARlab@mun.ca. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis and are open until filled. If this ad is still up, the positions are still available. To apply please email with:
1) a statement of interest (e.g. why you are interested in the position, how where you are from has influenced your practices or priorities around research and collaboration, your core values in work and research, your membership in priority groups/communities)
2) a resume or CV if you have one. If you don’t, no problem.
We highly recommend that you review CLEAR lab’s website before applying. You are also welcome to email clearlab@mun.ca to ask questions.