CBU CO-OP/ALL STUDENTS: Student Field Assistant – Cap Project, CBU Verschuren Centre



Cape Breton University’s Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment (Verschuren Centre) was created to inspire and facilitate interdisciplinary research and development, and related education and training opportunities that commercialize innovative and sustainable solutions to energy and environmental issues. A project is underway to conduct field monitoring and testing on four waste rock pile areas associated with former industrial sites in the Sydney area.


The incumbent will provide assistance to the CAP Project Coordinator during field testing activities.


Start date: ASAP End Date: July 27, 2018

Hours: 35 hours per week


• Science or engineering student.
• Able to carry equipment over rough terrain.
• Accustomed and prepared to work in various outdoor elements.
• Be prepared to work flexible hours.
• Familiarity with basic analytical techniques.
• Strong sense of teamwork.



The incumbent will assist with:
• Conducting field-monitoring activities at four waste rock pile (WRP) sites (transportation provided from Verschuren Centre to site locations.
• Electrical resistivity surveys at WRP sites.
• Sample preparation for lab testing.
• Other field activities as required.
• Interface with staff at the Verschuren Centre.

Application Details

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter by Thursday April 26 at 1 pm to carly_turnbull@cbu.ca

This position could qualify as a co-op work term, to learn more about this option please contact  carly_turnbull@cbu.ca