Student Research Opportunities

The research opportunities listed below are available to students of all disciplines. UNBC encourages all eligible students, including Indigenous people, visible minorities, diversely-abled people, women, and people from the LGBTQ2S+ communities to apply.

Please contact researchers directly for more information on a specific research opportunity or to submit an application.

To post a research opportunity please contact Nicole Balliet at nicole.balliet@unbc.ca or Sharleen Balogh at sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca and provide the information requested below.


Available Positions

Research Assistant: Do Young Adults Want to Live Downtown? Understanding Attitudes in Prince George, BC

Location/Campus: Remote, but some duties performed in Prince George
Discipline: Planning
Level of Study: Undergraduate/Graduate
Paid, Volunteer, or Credit Positions: Paid (hourly)
Start Date of Position: May or June 2022
Job/Project Description: Job Description
Specific Skills Required:  The successful candidate should have a demonstrated knowledge of planning concepts. As well, a keen interest in research relating to urban planning, downtown revitalization, and housing preferences, all within the context of mid-sized cities (i.e. Prince George). Knowledge about downtown Prince George (past and present) would be an asset. The successful candidate needs to possess strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. The candidate should be able to work as part of a team, but should also be comfortable working independently on assigned responsibilities. Finally, the successful candidate should have a solid understanding of how to use social media and web-based platforms and a demonstrated ability to attract participants to engage with content (with the objective to drive participation to the web-based survey).
Application Deadline: May 9, 2022, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled
Name of Researcher: Dr. Rylan Graham, Assistant Professor, School of Planning and Sustainability
Contact Information: Submit inquiries to rylan.graham@unbc.ca

GIS Programmer for "Leave the Map Behind: Evaluating Sense of Place Using an Indigenized Knowledge Gathering Platform"

Location/Campus: Remote
Discipline: Geography/Computer Science
Level of Study: Undergraduate/Graduate
Paid, Volunteer, or Credit Positions: Paid, contract
Start Date of Position: To be determined
Job/Project Description: Job Description and story map
Specific Skills Required: Demonstrated ability to develop and publish mobile apps using Javascript and QML (using QT Creator). Familiarity with GIS data and workflows. Experience working with First Nations is an asset.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted until positions are filled
Name of Researcher: Evan MacKinnon
Contact Information: Submit inquiries to evan.mackinnon@tkdb.ca If possible, include a portfolio of past work.

Graduate Student Positions in Quantum Condensed Matter Physics

Location/Campus: UNBC Prince George Campus
Discipline: Theoretical Physics
Level of Study:  MSc or PhD
Paid, Volunteer, or Credit Positions: Research Stipend
Start Date of Position:  To be determined
Job/Project Description: Job Description
Specific Skills Required:  Knowledge of quantum mechanics, statistical physics, solid state physics (MSc), and quantum many-body physics (PhD)
Application Deadline:  Applications accepted until positions are filled
Name of Researcher:  Dr. Jean-Sebastien Bernier
Contact Information: Submit applications or questions to Dr. Jean-Sebastien Bernier (jean-sebastien.bernier@unbc.ca) with the subject title "Graduate Application."

Graduate Student Position in Neural Development and Aging

Location/Campus: UNBC Prince George Campus
Discipline: Neural Development and Aging
Level of Study:  PhD or MSc
Paid, Volunteer, or Credit Positions: Research stipend commensurate with education and experience
Start Date of Position:  To be determined
Job/Project Description: Job Description
Specific Skills Required: A working knowledge of research methods in neuroscience, histology, cell biology, molecular biology and/or biochemistry. Demonstrated expertise in primary cell culture and/or bioinformatics is considered and asset. Effective interpersonal, communication and organizational skills; critical thinking and creative problem solving; an openness and willingness to learn; and a commitment to a respectful and diverse working environment.
Application Deadline:  Applications accepted until position is filled
Name of Researcher:  Dr. Kendra Furber
Contact Information: Submit applications or questions to Dr. Kendra Furber (kendra.furber@unbc.ca).