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2015 Summer Student Assistant, Wildlife Pathology - Department of Pathology & Microbiology, Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, February 20, 2015
Date of Posting: 
February 12, 2015
Department of Pathology & Microbiology, Atlantic Veterinary College
2015 Summer Student Assistant - Wildlife Pathology
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$10.76 per hour (vacation pay included)

May 11 to August 20, 2015

The Department of Pathology & Microbiology is seeking applications from interested candidates for a 2015 Summer Student Assistant in Wildlife Pathology.


• Participate in necropsies of routine diagnostic specimens (a wide variety of wild avian and mammalian species) submitted to the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC). 
• Under the supervision of a wildlife pathologist or technologist, trim formalin-fixed tissue samples for routine histological processing. 
• Data entry into the CWHC database, including results of routine necropsies. 
• Other activities as required (e.g., field work related to specific research projects, field investigation of wildlife mortality, literature searches).


• Preference will be given to a first- or second-year DVM student with a stated interest in wildlife veterinary science. 
• Prophylactic vaccination against rabies is essential. 
• Previous wildlife experience desirable. 
• Experience utilizing a variety of computer software programs (e.g., Spreadsheets, Word Processing, E-Mail and Web     Browsers). 
• Independent work habits.

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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