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Student Opportunity SU23 – Anaerobic-based Biogas Production RAY Assistant

Student Opportunity SU23 – Anaerobic-based Biogas Production RAY Assistant


Published on March 17, 2023

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Job ID: 56361

Job Title: Anaerobic-based Biogas Production RAY Assistant

Application Deadline: Thursday, April 20, 2023 @ 11:59 p.m. ET

Eligibility criteria.

Applications are only accepted through the Career Centre. Go to the Career Centre portal and search for the posting with the Job ID listed above.

Hourly wage: $17.50 per hour

Hours per week: 12 hours per week

Start date: May 1, 2023

End date: September 1, 2023

Job description

Under the supervision of Prof. Satinder Brar, the Anaerobic-based Biogas Production RAY Assistant (RAY program, 12 hours per week) will support the project involving the exploration of pulp and paper sludge as a substrate to produce renewable natural gas. The investigation aims to reduce the organic and inorganic contents of the sludge using microbial activity and produce biogas in anaerobic conditions.

Specific research activities the student(s) will be engaged in:
  • The student will involve in experimental setups, sampling and analysis such as pH, total solids, chemical oxygen demand, biological oxygen demand and volatile solids. 
  • The student will learn different instruments such as incubator, laminar air flow and spectrophotometer.
Type of research experience the student(s) will receive:
  • Experimental design and planning
  • Instrument principle and data analysis
  • Literature review and presentation preparation
Type of training and support that will be provided to the student(s) in carrying out these research activities:
  • Biosafety training (WHIMS II)
  • Autoclave training
  • Regular status meetings with your supervising full-time faculty


  • Current undergraduate York student. Applicants from diverse programs of study are encouraged. The Dahdaleh Institute welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities (racialized), Indigenous Peoples and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation. York University is committed to a positive, supportive, and inclusive environment.
  • Demonstrated interest in global health.
  • Demonstrated skills, experience, and familiarity with conducting literature reviews.
  • Demonstrated excellent analytic skills for understanding, sorting, and categorizing complex information. 
  • Demonstrated note-taking, journal-keeping, and filing skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills: professional written and interactive correspondence, public speaking and presentation.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including international and cross-cultural communication. Ability and willingness to work both independently and as part of a team with researchers, students, and staff.
  • Demonstrated an eagerness to learn, support, and take on initiative.

Application materials

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

If you have any questions, please email Satinder Kaur Brar


Global Health & Humanitarianism, Global Health Foresighting, Planetary Health



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