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Research Student Position - Fish Virology - Department of Pathology & Microbiology - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Date of Posting: 
September 25, 2012
Department of Pathology & Microbiology - Atlantic Veterinary College
Research Student Position - Fish Virology
Hours of Work: 

Up to 10 hours per week

$11.51 per hour (vacation pay included)

October 2012 to August 2013

The Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for a research student position in fish virology. RESPONSIBILITIES: 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; and work independently on assigned research projects in the lab. Other duties may be assigned depending on other research projects underway in the lab. QUALIFICATIONS: The person that we are looking for should be highly motivated and able to work independently and to work well with others in a busy lab. Minimum qualification is successful completion of first year in a DVM program, and be familiar 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 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.

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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