Research Assistant II (Department of Geography and Environment) via Indeed

Brandon University

Brandon, MB, CA

Applications are to be received by: 4:30 p.m. on April 22, 2020

Classification: Research Assistant I or II
Employee group: PSAC
Job title: Lab and Field Research Assistant
Department: Geography and Environment
Salary: $12.98 per hour
Hours of work: 35 hours per week
Start date: May 1, 2020
Length of appointment: 4 months
Number of positions available: 2
Date issued: April 6, 2020


Assist with soil and sediment sample collection (e.g. field work), preparation (including grinding, sieving, and weighing) and analysis (including grain size, organic matter, and spectral reflectance measurements). Data entry, summarizing and reporting, and other related duties as assigned.


The goal of this project is to investigate the impact of major geomorphic features (e.g., Manitoba Escarpment) and land use (e.g. agricultural activities) on the water quality in Manitoba, particularly Lake Winnipeg. The proposed study will focus on identifying the sources of sediment in the Wilson Creek watershed located on the eastern slopes of Riding Mountain National Park using sediment fingerprinting (e.g. sediment source tracing).


This is an excellent opportunity for a student to acquire advanced training in soil science and geomorphology research.


The ideal candidate will have experience in:

  • Laboratory analysis of soils, sediment and water
  • Field collection of soil, sediment and water samples
  • Traveling/hiking in remote areas
  • Strong organizational skills
  • MS Excel, R, or other suitable software for managing data and data analysis
  • GIS and remote sensing data
  • Math, statistics and writing skills

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree (or close to completion) in physical geography, environmental science, or other Earth science discipline
  • Canadian driver’s license
  • First aid training

To Apply:

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





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