MTS Level 7 with Market Adjustment to MTS Level 8 - Laboratory Technologist

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Date of Posting: 
November 9, 2015
Diagnostic Services, Histology
MTS Level 7 with Market Adjustment to MTS Level 8 - Laboratory Technologist
Full Time Permanent Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

As per CUPE 1870

Diagnostic Services invites applications from qualified and experienced medical laboratory technologists for a permanent full-time Lead Medical Laboratory Technologist position for the Histology Laboratory.


The successful technologist will work as the Lead Technologist in a diagnostic histology laboratory, along with one other full-time laboratory technologist. This position reports to the Director of Diagnostic Services. The Lead Technologist has a lead role in facilitating the supervision of the Histology Laboratory to ensure the quality and efficiency of the workload, staffing and properly functioning instrumentation. The Lead Technologist may be involved in continuing education activities and is responsible for ordering laboratory supplies in consultation with the Director. The Lead Technologist must respond to client histology service requests and needs. The Lead Technologist must respond to and schedule research service requests.

The bench work includes but is not limited to:
• Assisting the pathologists in placing fixed tissues in the processing cassettes
• Processing the tissue cassettes on the tissue processor
• Embedding the processed tissues
• Sectioning (single or serial) slides from the embedded tissues
• Staining the prepared slides
• Preparing teaching slides
• Preparing QA and QC slides
• Cataloging slides and blocks
• Maintaining all client information and technical records in the Laboratory Information Management System 


• Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) designation is required.
• Relevant years of related diagnostic experience in a histology laboratory is required.
• BSc would be an asset.
• Experience in a veterinary diagnostic laboratory is an asset.
• Experience in a lead role in a diagnostic laboratory is an asset.
• Excellent organizational, computer and communication skills are required. 
• Experience with quality control protocols and with ISO standards is desirable.
• Good bench skills are essential.
• The ability to work under minimal supervision, to multitask and to troubleshoot technical issues at the bench and instrument level is desirable.

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 posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume 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): 


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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