Permafrost Research Assistant

Employment opportunity number
YukonU Research Centre
$30.87 to $36.75 per hour based on 75 hours bi-weekly
Term to April 30, 2023 (with possibility of an extension to March 31, 2024)
Ayamdigut (Whitehorse) Campus
Closing date

At YukonU Research Centre (YRC) we create and share knowledge that helps us understand the world around us. We are excited by opportunities to solve unique problems. We are dedicated to supporting local innovation and increasing student research capacity, building a stronger, more resilient north, where we all thrive, together.

YRC “Permafrost and Geoscience Research” conducts applied research about how permafrost thaw impacts people living in the North in various ways with a focus on transportation infrastructure in the north and how permafrost influences northern communities (here is the link to some of our research projects).

As a Permafrost Research Assistant, you will be working with a team conducting research, executing field data collection and lab analyses and experiments, and assisting with other aspects of permafrost-related projects.

The ideal candidate will have a university education and work experience in the following areas: scientific research in permafrost, geospatial analysis and remote sensing, program management and strong written/oral communication skills. Knowledge of field sampling techniques, geophysics and geomorphology of northern systems and technical skills applied to data processing with Excel, “R”, and ArcGIS will be required.

A combination of education and related experience may be considered.

Quoting the employment opportunity number, please send your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resource Services
Yukon University, Box 2799
Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5K4
Fax: 867 668 8896

Applicants should clearly outline all relevant qualifications since selection for interview will be based on applications submitted. A statement of qualifications, which outlines the selection standards, and a position description are available in PDF format for all Bargaining Unit positions, by following the links above.

Please be prepared to provide official transcripts upon request.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.