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Student Research Position, Aquaculture Virology - Department of Pathology & Microbiology

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Date of Posting: 
January 20, 2015
Department of Pathology & Microbiology
Student Research Assistant - Aquaculture Virology
Hours of Work: 

Up to 10 hours per week, evenly distributed.

$11.91 per hour (vacation pay included)

February to August 2015

The Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for a research student position in aquaculture virology.


The successful applicant will assist NSERC Discovery Grant-funded research and with routine laboratory procedures including:
• RT-PCR protocols
• Cloning of PCR products
• Preparing solutions and buffers and general clean-up
• Work independently on assigned research projects in the lab
• Other duties depending on other research projects underway in the lab


The person that we are looking for should be:
• Highly motivated
• Ability to work independently
• Work well with others in a busy lab
• Minimum qualification is successful completion of first year in a DVM program
• Familiarity with basic microbiology and biochemistry lab skills including sterile technique and cell culture
• Experience with laboratory virology techniques and interest in research work are desirable assets

Priority to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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