Brandon University

Brandon University

Research Assistant III – Department of Biology



Research Assistant III – Department of Biology

Applications are to be received by: 4:30 p.m. on April 10, 2024

Classification: Research Assistant III Employee Group: PSAC Job Title: Research Assistant Department: Biology Wage or Salary: 20.04/hr Hours of Work: 35 hours/week Start Date: May 13, 2024 Number of Positions available: 2 Length of Appointment: until August 30, 2024 Course title and number (if applicable): Date Issued: March 28, 2024

Duties: Preparation of roots, staining of roots, and scoring of roots using the compound microscope to determine colonization of roots by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Other relevant duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Experience: Successful completion of university courses with content including plant biology. Knowledge of handling chemicals in the laboratory. Experience with use of the compound microscope. Ability to use Excel.

To Apply: Send Dr. Terence McGonigle ([email protected]) a brief cover letter and attached resume.

Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit. All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Evidence of citizenship must be provided. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment. This starts with the hiring process. If you require an accommodation during any phase of the evaluation process, please advise HR at [email protected]. All information received related to an accommodation is kept confidential. To ensure this employment opportunity is accessible to all interested individuals, this posting is available in an alternate format upon request.

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Research Assistant III – Department of Biology


Brandon University




March 29, 2024

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April 10, 2024

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About the employer

Brandon University is a university located in the city of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, with an enrollment of 3375 (2020) full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students. The current location was founded on July 13, 1899, as Brandon College as a Baptist institution. It was chartered as a university by then President John E. Robbins on June 5, 1967. The enabling legislation is the Brandon University Act. Brandon University is one of several predominantly undergraduate liberal arts and sciences institutions in Canada.

The university is a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), the Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate Debate (CUSID) and a member of U Sports. Brandon University has a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1 and sixty percent of all classes have fewer than 20 students. In the 2015 Macleans rankings of primarily undergraduate universities in Canada, Brandon University was ranked 16th out of 19 overall and #1 in the student to faculty ratio category The school of music is rated one of the best in Canada. The university press, The Quill, is a member of CUP.

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