Benthic Macro-invertebrate Lab Assistant

Are you interested in working in a lab and getting experience working with an environmental research institute? Volunteer as a Benthic Macro-invertebrate Lab Assistant with rare.


  • Assist in picking benthic macro-invertebrate from spring samples
  • Assist in sorting and identification of benthic macro-invertebrate samples onto petri dishes

We are asking volunteers to commit a minimum of 2 hours at a time in the lab, on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

Required Qualifications:

  • Previous experience/or skills sorting and/or identification of benthic macro-invertebrate
  • OBBN certificate would be an asset

Training Provided:

Training on how to sort and identify benthic macro-invertebrate will be provided.

Expected Benefits: 

  • Opportunity to gain sorting and identification skills within a laboratory setting
  • Improve your ability to sort and identify benthic macro-invertebrate to OBBN 27-Order level
  • Contribute to valuable triennial data collection at rare
  • Networking opportunities within the environmental sector, and an ability to develop biological survey experience and references


Applicants should email

Laura Klein, Gosling Engagement Coordinator
Telephone: 519-650-9336 ext. 126

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rare Charitable Research Reserve
1679 Blair Road
Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8
(519) 650-9336
Charitable Registration:
#8776 15914 RR0001