Term Position - Diagnostic Fish Pathologist - Department of Diagnostic Services - Atlantic Veterinary College

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Position Type: 
Academic Opening
Closing Date: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Date of Posting: 
September 8, 2016
Department of Diagnostic Services - Atlantic Veterinary College
Term Position - Diagnostic Fish Pathologist

The Diagnostic Services Laboratory, Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island, invites applicants for a contract position in fish pathology. This is a full-time contract position from September 16th, 2016 until October 26th, 2016 with the possibility of an extension. The successful candidate will consult with diagnostic services bacteriology, virology, toxicology and parasitology units. His or her primary responsibility will be to perform necropsy and histopathology examinations of fin-fish and shellfish samples submitted to the AVC Diagnostic Service Laboratory. The clients of this service include researchers, provincial and private aquaculture veterinarians in the four Atlantic Provinces as well as researchers and / or aquatic laboratories nationally and internationally.

Applicants must have a DVM (or equivalent) degree and at least one year of experience in fish and shellfish pathology.  Clinical experience and ACVP board certification are assets, but board eligible individuals will be considered. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience. This appointment is subject to budgetary approval.

Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three referees to:

Ms. Liz Dobbin, Director
Diagnostic Services Laboratory
Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PE
Canada, C1A 4P3

Phone: 902-566-0831

The AVC is located on the campus of UPEI in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (PEI). Nestled on the east coast of Canada, PEI is one of the world’s most beautiful islands, and is home to sandy beaches, championship golf courses, extensive bike and cross country ski trails and a vibrant arts community. Further details can be obtained at http://www.upei.ca/~avc and http://www.gov.pe.ca.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Closing date for applications is September 15, 2016 or until a suitable candidate is identified.

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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