Local recruitment: Senior Research Assistant (Evaluating the Effectiveness of Soil Amendments in Reducing P Losses from Manured Soils with Snowmelt Flooding)

University of Winnipeg

Winnipeg, MB, Canada 🇨🇦

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Date Posted:

September 15, 2022


Winnipeg, MB

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Professional Areas:

Research Support

Salary Range:

$18.00 plus 6% vacation pay


Senior Research Assistants are normally graduate students, or University of Winnipeg undergraduate students, employed to assist in the execution and evaluation of research projects in their area of study. The positions may oversee Research Assistants in areas such as the use of proper techniques, analysis, and documentation.

Senior Research Assistants work under the general supervision or direction of more senior researchers or faculty members, and are expected to exercise judgment in prioritizing, planning and organizing their own work within defined parameters.

Position Overview:

The senior research assistant will oversee a project aimed at determining the dynamics of phosphorus release from agricultural soils. The position involves conducting a laboratory-based project, collecting and analyzing data and reporting results. This project is a collaboration between researchers at UWinnipeg and UManitoba, so the senior research assistant will coordinate activities across the two campuses.


  • Prepare equipment and materials for research.
  • Organize and order reagents and materials for laboratory experiments.
  • Perform academic research, standard tests and experiments.
  • Conduct a laboratory experiment.
  • Monitor and document research status and findings.
  • Collect and organize data from the laboratory experiment.
  • Assist with duties related to the production of articles, publications, reports and presentations.
  • Analyze and present the data from this experiment for the funding agency and for inclusion in peer-reviewed publications.
  • Assist in data collection, data entry, analysis and interpretation.
  • Collect and organize data from the laboratory experiment.
  • Assist in the acquisition of research materials and supplies.
  • Order reagents and lab supplies where required.
  • Maintain communications and outreach to research partners and sponsors.
  • Coordinate communication and materials among project collaborators.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned.


  • M.Sc. in soil science, environmental science, geography, biology, chemistry or a related field.
  • Laboratory experience, including experience processing and analyzing soil and water samples.
  • Experience leading a research project from inception to dissemination.
  • Experience with statistical analysis in SAS or R.
  • Experience communicating research findings both orally and in written reports.

Condition(s) of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

The period of work will be from September 30, 2022 – December 31, 2022, and the estimated total hours of work will be 350.

Note: This position is represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada – Research Capacity Unit.

Note: The work described in this posting will be conducted in-person.

The University of Winnipeg has a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires all those coming to designated indoor campus spaces to provide proof they are fully vaccinated.  The Policy has been suspended effective May 2, 2022.  However, prospective employees should know that the Policy may be reinstated in the future based on changing public health circumstances.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff and faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons to confidentially self-identify at time of application.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact Shelby Phillips, HR Assistant at [email protected] 

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