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 or Sharleen Balogh at and provide the information requested below.

Available Positions

Postdoc or Graduate Student positions in Neural Development and Aging

Location/Campus: UNBC Prince George campus
Discipline: Health Sciences or Biochemistry
Level of Study: MSc, PhD, or PDF
Paid, Volunteer, or Credit Positions: Research stipend
Start Date of Position: To be determined
Job/Project Description: Job Description
Specific Skills Required: Relevant research experience in neuroscience, molecular biology and/or biochemistry
Application Deadline: November 1, 2021
Name of Researcher: Dr. Kendra Furber
Contact Information: Submit applications or questions to Dr. Kendra Furber (

M.Sc. Position in Agricultural Ecosystem Insect Ecology

Location/Campus: UNBC Prince George campus
Discipline: Biology/Ecology
Level of Study: M.Sc.
Paid, Volunteer, or Credit Positions: graduate stipend, $20,000/year
Start Date of Position: 1 May 2022, non-negotiable
Job/Project Description: Agroecosystem biodiversity, see attached Project Description for details
Specific Skills Required: prior field and lab research experience preferred, experience in insect ecology, agricultural ecology, or ecology more generally required
Application Deadline: 8-OCT-2021
Name of Researcher: Dr. Dezene Huber (UNBC) and Dr. Jasmine Janes (Vancouver Island University)
Contact Information: Submit applications or questions to Dr. Dezene Huber:

"Koh-Learning in Our Watersheds" Graduate Research Assistant

Location/Campus: UNBC Prince George campus
Discipline: Health Sciences
Level of Study: Graduate student
Paid, Volunteer, or Credit Positions: Paid (10-15 hours/week)
Start Date of Position: Start date to be negotiated
Job/Project Description: Project Description
Specific Skills Required: logistics and organizational skills, communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, strong time management, Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Name of Researcher: Dr. Margot Parkes
Contact Information: Submit applications or questions to Dr. Diana Kutzner:

Autumn Diets of Grouse of Northern BC

Location/Campus: UNBC - Prince George Campus
Discipline (e.g. Chemistry): Natural Resources or Biology
Level of Study (UG, Master's, PhD): Undergrad (3rd or 4th year)
Paid, Volunteer or Credit Position: Unpaid/Credit
Start Date of Position: September 2021 to March 2022
Job/Project Description: Project Description
Specific Skills Required: Independent Study Project potential
Application Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled
Name of Researcher: Dr. Roy Rea
Contact Information: