Research Assistant I – Department of Geography & Environment

Applications are to be received by: 4:30 p.m. on April 13, 2023.

Classification: Research Assistant I
Employee Group: PSAC
Job Title: Research Assistant
Department: Geography & Environment
Wage or Salary: $14.35 per hour
Hours of Work: 35 hrs/week
Start Date: May 1, 2023
Number of Positions available: 1
Length of Appointment: 4 months (ending approximately Sept. 30, 2023)
Course title and number (if applicable):
Date Issued: March 14, 2023


• Assist with field collection of soil, sediment and water samples
• Prepare equipment (e.g., spectroradiometer) and materials (soil, sediment, and water samples) for research
• Perform standard laboratory analysis (e.g., soil texture)
• Perform data entry, summarizing, and reporting
• Assist with duties related to the production of articles, publications, reports and presentations
• Perform routine clerical and administrative duties to support research activities
and other relevant duties as assigned.


The ideal candidate will have experience in:
• Laboratory preparation of soil, sediment, and water samples
• Laboratory analysis of soil, sediment, and water samples
• Field collection of soil, sediment, and water samples
• Traveling and working in rural and remote areas
• Strong organizational skills
• MS Excel, R, or other suitable software for managing data and data analysis
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
• Enrolled in an undergraduate degree in geography, environmental science, biology, chemistry, or other Earth science disciplines
• Canadian drivers license
• First aid training

To Apply:

Please send your cover letter and resume clearly outlining how you meet the qualifications, experience, and eligibility to
Dr. Alex Koiter, Department of Geography and Environment, Brandon University at

Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit. All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Evidence of citizenship must be provided.
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