MTS Level 8 - Laboratory Technologist - Diagnostic Services, Toxicology - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, January 6, 2017
Date of Posting: 
December 23, 2016
Diagnostic Services - Atlantic Veterinary College
MTS Level 8 - Laboratory Technologist
Part-Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

18.75 hours per week 

$57,531 to $63,266 per annum, prorated to time and term as per CUPE 1870

As soon as possible to April 30, 2018 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

Diagnostic Services invites applications from experienced and motivated laboratory technologists to provide technical laboratory services in the discipline of Veterinary Toxicology. Diagnostic Services is a fee for service laboratory with internal AVC clients and external clients from across Canada.


• Performance of toxicological analytical chemistry/diagnostic test methods including extraction of chemical analytes from various matrices such as water, soil, feed and animal tissues; screening and quantitative analyses of test samples by HPLC, LC-MS, Atomic Absorption and GC-MS; and associated QC activities according to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standards
• Performance of  laboratory investigative work, test evaluation, troubleshooting, and performance and maintenance of accredited tests according to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standards
• Participation in the development, validation and application of Toxicology   Analytical Services’ diagnostic test methods according to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standards
• Participation in the development, review and/or approval of Toxicology    Analytical Services’ SOPs and Worksheets
• Assistance in the supply management of the lab by obtaining quotations, completing requisitions, reviewing incoming orders, and performing cost analysis
• Participation in the monitoring and maintenance of laboratory equipment and the working environment according to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standards
• Review of analytical technical data and report test results according to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standards
• Maintenance of customer service


• A BSc or a Medical Lab Technologist (MLT) designation and a relevant number of years of current practical diagnostic toxicology experience are required
• Relevant experience working in an analytical chemistry laboratory setting
• Experience in maintenance and troubleshooting instrumentation of various complexity
• Theoretical and practical knowledge of HPLC, LC/MS, GC-MS and AAS instrumentation are required
• Experience with working in a Containment Level 2 laboratory and ISO 17025 and 17043 certifications will be considered assets
• Excellent computer skills and data management skills
• The ability to work effectively under minimal supervision and with others
• Effective interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
• Excellent organizational and time management skills are needed

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): 

H. Briand

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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