2024 Winter Student – Data Analyst, Environmental Monitoring Program(4months)

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is bringing together the finest minds to form a diverse, vibrant and dynamic workforce culture energized by the innovative capacity of students, new graduates and mid-career professionals, underpinned by senior world renowned experts. We hire numerous students each semester from colleges and universities to support our research and perform other assignments. If you are looking for interesting and challenging work this winter then keep reading, and if you meet the requirements of this role, apply today.

Department: Monitoring Program & Risk Assessment

Number of Positions: 1

Duration:  4 Months

Discipline: Chemistry, Computer Science, Biochemistry, Biology,   Microbiology, Immunology and other Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences

Year of study: 2nd Year

Location: Chalk River, ON

All students applying for student positions at CNL must be returning to full-time studies upon completion of their work term. Exceptions will be made for students who require a work term in order to graduate.
Students must submit a resume, cover letter and copy of an up-to-date transcript by the posting close date of 20 August, 2023 to ensure consideration for student employment in the first round of interviews.
The employment period generally runs from the beginning of January until April 2024.

Groundwater Monitoring Program of Environmental Services at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has a well-established team of professionals, technologists, laboratory attendants and utility workers who provide technical services, information, and evaluations that support the environmental monitoring of CNL sites. The team is actively involved in developing, maintaining, and facilitating environmental monitoring at CNL. CNL has established a site wide Environmental Data Management System (EDMS) that will contain all the previous and future environmental data collected for the site. Whilst much of the historical data has been incorporated, there are still a variety of data (e.g., water level, stratigraphy, recently collected groundwater and soil quality) yet to be processed and transferred to EDMS. This is a very exciting opportunity for a young scientist and we look forward to working with the student hired as they grow their skills in our company.

What you will be doing!: 

  • Partake in a company-wide project to implement a GIS-based environmental data management system for CNL’s wide diversity of environmental dat
  • Ensure the transfer of historical and more recent environment data from various data bases and documents into the new EDMS
  • Work with our environmental specialists and dedicated computer specialists to continue the process of uploading historical and more recent data and working with the team to ensure that all future data is easily captured in EDMS

What we are looking for:

  • Security clearance eligibility required: Reliability Status with Site Access Security Clearance (SASC), which has a minimum requirement of 3 years of verifiable history in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United States and/or the United Kingdom.
  • Applicants should be knowledgeable in general environmental sciences with a preference for knowledge of groundwater monitoring and geohydrology
  • Applicants should also be proficient in the use of various database systems including Excel and Access, as well as are effective communication skills, oral and written.

Are you in this field / program?

  • Chemistry, Computer Science, Biochemistry, Biology,   Microbiology, Immunology and other Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences

To be eligible for CNL Co Op student employment, you must be:

  • Enrolled to return to a post-secondary institution (college or university) in the following semester
  • Available to work from January until August 2024
  • Legally eligible to work in Canada in accordance with Canadian Immigration laws
  • Must be able to successfully obtain and maintain a security clearance and reliability check

Why CNL?

Does working with a team across Canada to advance nuclear science and technology for a clean and secure world speak to you? We’re reinventing ourselves to be the pace setters, so we can lead the charge in solving the problems that matter, like building the next generation of clean nuclear and hydrogen energy solutions, developing new and better-targeted cancer treatments, and continuing to lead the world in environmental remediation.

Do Our Priorities Resonate with You?

  • Clean energy for today and tomorrow.
  • Restore and protect the Environment.
  • Contribute to the health of Canadians.

CNL is committed to providing an atmosphere free from barriers that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion in achieving our mission. CNL welcomes and celebrates employees, stakeholders and partners of all racial, cultural, and ethnic identities.

CNL also supports a workplace environment and a corporate culture that is built on our Core Values: Respect, Teamwork, Accountability, Safety, Integrity and Excellence which encourage equitable employment practices and career prospects inclusive of accommodations for all employees.

CNL is committed to being an equal-opportunity employer. If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please indicate via our ATS when applying. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.


CNL’s Chalk River laboratory is nestled in the Ottawa Valley and affords our employees an area that is environmentally pristine with extensive forests, hills and numerous small lakes, all of which support a variety of wildlife typical to the southern edge of the Canadian Shield. Many surrounding towns, such as Pembroke, Petawawa and Deep River provide you with unparalleled outdoor adventures at your doorstep! In fact, Deep River was named as the fourth best place to live in Canada in a recent ranking by movingwaldo.com.

The Chalk River Laboratories site is located on the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people. As an organization, CNL recognizes and appreciates their historic connection to this place. CNL also recognizes the contributions that First Nations, Métis, Inuit and other Indigenous Peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community in particular, and this province and country as a whole.


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