Research Assistant II – Biology

Applications are to be received by:  4:30 p.m. on May 21, 2018

Classification:  Research Assistant II
Employee Group:  PSAC
Wage or Salary:  $12.75 per hour
Department:  Biology
Start Date:  May 23, 2018
Date Issued:  May 14, 2018

35 hours per week for 16 weeks


Collection of soil samples. Microbiological analysis of soils. Determination of vegetation cover by plant species using the pin-frame method.  Other related duties as assigned.


Completion of 15:269 Microbiology and15:371 Plant Diversity. Familiarity with fumigation-extraction method for microbes. Experience with operation of Shimadzu instrument to determine dissolved organic carbon. Familiarity with grassland plants of the prairie region.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Terence McGonigle ( directly, and submit a brief cover letter and c.v. demonstrating their academic/research experience.

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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