Research Assistant, Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences “Work Study Program” – University of Winnipeg – Winnipeg, MB

NOTE: Students must be approved for the 2020-21 Work-Study program in order to be hired for this position. The Work-Study Student Application form is available online here:

Research Assistants are normally students, in a University of Winnipeg undergraduate program, employed to assist with tasks related to research. Work is performed within defined guidelines and under supervision of a more senior researcher or faculty member.

Position Overview:

The student will work in a laboratory to carry out identification of plants and insects collected by graduate students in the summer. Student will be trained to identify samples using various software and identification guides.


The candidate would be required to carry out identidication duties and enter data into Excel spreadsheets. They would be trained in laboratory procedures and use of specialized equipment such as microscopes.


  • Experience in plant and insect identification is helpful it is not essential as students will be trained.
  • Should have a keen interest in Biology and/or Environmental Science.
  • Students must be approved for the 2020-21 Work-Study program in order to be hired for this position

The period of work will be from ASAP – March 31, 2021 and the estimated total hours of work will be 63.

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

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff/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, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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