MTS Level 6 with Market Adjustment to MTS Level 7 - Medical Laboratory Technologist - Histology- Diagnostic Services Department

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Date of Posting: 
February 18, 2016
Diagnostic Services Department, Atlantic Veterinary College
MTS Level 6 with Market Adjustment to MTS Level 7- Medical Laboratory Technologist - Histology
Full Time Permanent Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$53,185 to $58,471 per annum, as per CUPE 1870

Diagnostic Services invites applications from qualified and experienced medical laboratory technologists for a permanent full-time Medical Laboratory Technologist position for the Histology Laboratory starting May 2, 2016.


The successful technologist will work with the Lead Technologist in the diagnostic histology laboratory.

Responsibilities include but are 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 
• Method Development including Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and special processing procedures
• Performing proper Quality Assurance and Quality Control procedures for the laboratory
• Performing maintenance procedures


• 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
• 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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