MTS LEVEL 9 – CENTRAL SERVICES LABORATORY - DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY & MICROBIOLOGY - ATLANTIC VETERINARY COLLEGE

Competition Number: 
08E12
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Date of Posting: 
January 18, 2012
Competition Eligibility: 
Restricted Competition
Department: 
ATLANTIC VETERINARY COLLEGE - DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY & MICROBIOLOGY
Position: 
MTS LEVEL 9 – CENTRAL SERVICES LABORATORY
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

Salary: 
$55,093 – $60,603 per annum as per CUPE 1870 (salary under review)

The Department of Pathology and Microbiology requires a permanent full-time senior technologist in Central Services Laboratory, the main support lab for AVC laboratories involved in teaching, research and diagnostic activities. The main support services provided by this lab include laboratory labware wash-up, microbiological culture media preparation, and the sterilization of both laboratory equipment as well as biohazardous waste. Ancillary services are also provided, such as providing incidental lab supplies at nominal cost, disposing of hazardous chemical waste, dispensing of liquid nitrogen, and the making of dry ice blocks from liquid carbon dioxide, the coordination of the AVC total chemical inventory and material safety data sheet (MSDS) library (as required by the Prince Edward Island Occupational Health and Safety Act), and the review of UPEI Biosafety Committee Applications.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
• organization of logistics for the provision of autoclave and wash-up services including maintaining SOPs and inventory;
• coordination, scheduling, and training of service staff;
• consult with Central Services clients to address individual service support needs;
• media preparation procedures, setting media prices, calculation of media bills;
• maintenance of service records on work done and monitor quality control procedures;
• responsible for equipment maintenance and training of new users of major equipment, e.g., High-speed centrifuges and Ultracentrifuges;
• coordination of AVC Chemical Inventory and updates of MSDS for the College;
• responsibility for the AVC hazardous chemical waste warehouse;
• assist in training of staff and students in biohazardous and lab waste management procedures;
• adjudication of biosafety procedures for adherence to UPEI laboratory waste management protocol.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor of Science in a relevant discipline. Additional applied laboratory training such as an M.L.T. would be an asset. Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheet programs and web searches is essential. Thorough knowledge of sterilization and disinfection, including glassware wash-up for cell culture work is essential. Understanding of media preparation and background in chemical reagent preparation. Experience in laboratory safety. 3-5 years experience in health science research and/or diagnostic laboratory.
 

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and references to be received no later than the closing date to employment@upei.ca. Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. 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.

Successful Candidate(s): 

E. Rostant-MacArthur

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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