DIVERSITY STATEMENT

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Careers

Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP)
Research Assistant
Department of Biological Sciences

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

In conjunction with the Government of Alberta, MacEwan University is offering students the opportunity to apply their education and skills in the workplace through the Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP). STEP is a 4 - 16 week employment program starting in May 2019 and ending on or before August 31, 2019. This position is expected to start May 1, 2019 and end on August 21, 2019.

The Department of Biological Sciences is looking for an enthusiastic student pursuing a Biological Sciences Degree with a major in biology at MacEwan University to fill one of two STEP positions. Students from either stream are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be asked to assist with a variety of active research projects that may include those related to:
• Genetic diversity of orchids and fish
• Invasive plant and insect species
• Transgenic Arabidopsis
• Stress in the urban forest
• Tick developmental biology
• Captive coral biology
• Maintaining insect colonies
• Laboratory curriculum development

Applicants must be:
• A Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or protected person under the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and legally entitled to work and study in Canada.
• Residing and/or attending school in Alberta with an Alberta address
• Returning to post-secondary institution no later than November 1.
• Enrolled in a program that will result in a Certificate, Diploma, or Degree. Technical training for Apprenticeship is not eligible
• Available for full-time summer employment (May 1 – August 31)
• Participating in only one STEP position during the summer
• Not currently employed at MacEwan University

Applicants will have completed 75 credit hours towards their B.Sc. majoring in Biological Sciences at MacEwan University by May 2019

As outlined in the STEP eligibility guidelines, international students and Temporary Foreign Workers are not eligible for STEP.

We thank all students for their interest in this anticipated position, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply

Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting.

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca. Please be advised that only applicants who apply directly to a posting through www.macewan.ca/careers will be considered.

This position is included under the MacEwan Out of Scope Employment Policy.

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category STEP Student
Salary $16.00 per hour
Closing Date April 3, 2019
Competition No. 19.03.044


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