Science Technology

Fall AERL Research Assistant - Applied Environmental Research Lab

Description

The Fall AERL Research Assistant provided laboratory technical and research support.

Position Overview

Research assistants will contribute to the ongoing operation of the Applied Environmental Research Laboratories (AERL), including organization, maintenance, and operation of laboratory equipment and instrumentation aimed at measuring chemical determinants of human and environmental health.

They will be directly involved in projects that assess air and water quality by both conventional and emerging methods of chemical analysis. Work includes general lab maintenance and organization, preparation of solutions, environmental sampling, quality control, instrument calibration, and operation. 

Research assistants develop valuable competencies, such as important career-related communication skills and core competencies in the discipline, ability to read and critically evaluate the scientific literature, consultation with senior students and faculty supervisors to carry out 'bench-top' experiments, and provision of operational support

Example projects include:

  1. Air and water sampling and instrument calibration
  2. Development of real-time methods to monitor air quality
  3. New interface designs to directly measure low-levels of contaminants in water
  4. Application of real-time techniques to investigate chemical processes in complex samples

Graduate Attributes Associated

Students in this position will gain skills in disciplinary expertise, information literacies, integrative learning, oral communication, safe and ethical practices, and scientific literacy

 

Sign Up Directions

For more information, please contact Erik Krogh, Professor, Chemistry, Co-Director of the Applied Environmental Research Laboratories at Erik.Krogh@viu.ca, or Chris Gill, Professor, Chemistry, Co-Director of the Applied Environmental Research Laboratories at Chris.Gill@viu.ca