Joining CLEAR

Thank you for your interest in joining CLEAR! We welcome applications from academics, community members, scientists, artists, and others who connect with our work. We are a mix of Indigenous and non-Indigenous lab members, and our membership includes a wide range of genders and backgrounds. As a lab, we strive to create an anticolonial and feminist research collective.

Community partnerships: We welcome partnerships, with not-for-profit community groups in NL from school classrooms to ENGOs to rural municipalities who are looking to monitor plastic pollution in their areas. We often do pro bono technical training, co-application for funding/grants, and other forms of capacity sharing in these cases. See our plastic monitoring project page for details on the type of work we do.

Researcher positions (all types): We get many, many more requests to work with us than we have positions to fill. At the moment, we have the following researcher positions available:

Researchers positions (prospective graduate students): All graduate students applying to CLEAR must be fully funded. The positions listed above are the only ones we currently have internal funding for. If you are a graduate student applying for or who has external funding from a granting agency (not self-funded), you are welcome to apply as well. Notes for these applications:

  • Include an introductory email before you officially apply! Include why you think you’d be a good fit at CLEAR, your research interests, and a position statement (who you are, who you are accountable to, where you’re from). We highly, highly reccomend reading through this website and our lab book before you start. Email this introduction to Dr. Max Liboiron.
  • Any research invovling Indigenous groups or on Indigenous lands (including the Arctic) must be initiated by that group. That is, we only do research with them and/or at their request and explicit invitation. See our Guidelines for Research With Indigenous Groups.
  • We are disciplinarily agnostic– whether your background is in art, biology, cultural studies, gender studies, or cartography, we’re happy to consider your application. Geography is a wonderfully flexible and interdisciplinary space at Memorial University.