CBU WORK STUDY BURSARY PROGRAM – Research Assistant: Plant Ecology – 2016F035


Job/Project Description:  Plant Ecology Research Assistant

The successful candidate will assist in research on forest ecosystems in Cape Breton County.


Participation in occupational health and safety training; collecting of plants, soils, and water; identification of plant species; determination of chemical and physical parameters in field and lab (e.g., pH); data analysis and research reporting for an externally funded project


The position requires ability to work independently; great team spirit; willingness to work outdoors in wilderness areas and perform physical labour such as digging soil profiles; ability to maintain professional rapport with external research partners; ability to identify plant collections; and computer skills for data analysis and research reporting.



To perform assigned research tasks diligently and in accordance with occupational health and safety standards

Application Details

Start Date:  September 19

End Date:  December 2016

Hours:  All positions are part-time, hours TBD

Only eligible students can apply to a CBU Work Study Bursary position.  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 Bursary Program will not be considered.  All applications must also reference the above Job Number.

To determine eligibility and to complete an application go to: http://www.cbu.ca/come-to-cbu/tuition-finances/scholarships-bursaries/work-study-bursary-program/