CBU Work Study Bursary Program-Environmental Biology Lab Technician, 2019W001


Interest in environmental research and an enthusiastic and hard-working attitude are the only prerequisites, although students in a relevant academic programmes or having relevant experience would be preferred.


  • Assist with oyster maintenance and research under guidance of faculty and Clean Foundation technician (husbandry, water quality measurements, measuring lengths and weights, data entry; assist with biochemical analyses, collect samples for PCR/histology, assist with PCR/histological procedures).
  • When possible, help collect samples in the field, and ensure laboratory cleanliness. 
  • Data entry, tank cleaning, feeding organisms as needed, willing to infrequently work weekends and nights if required.
  • Collection of field specimens is optional if need and time permit. All field gear and training will be provided.

Application Details

Hours:  All positions are part-time, hours TBD

Learning Outcomes:

  • Husbandry skills
  • PCR skills
  • Data analysis and basic statistical skills
  • Mechanical skills (helping assemble research apparatus as required)
  • Field Skills (as opportunities arise)

Only eligible students can apply to a CBU Work Study Bursary position.  To determine eligibility and to complete an application, go to:  


If eligible, send resume, cover letter and an application to the CBU Work Study Bursary Program to:  awards@cbu.ca Submissions that do not include an application to the CBU Work Study