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Research Student in Fish Health - Department of Pathology and Microbiology - Atlantic Veterinary College (To Create a List of Casuals)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Date of Posting: 
March 21, 2014
Department of Pathology and Microbiology - Atlantic Veterinary College
Research Student in Fish Health
To Create a List of Casuals
Hours of Work: 

Varied, Flexible hours

$10.74/hour (includes vacation pay)

For the duration of the project (as required by the project progress).

The Department of Pathology & Microbiology is seeking applications from interested candidates for casual work with the project, “Genomic tools to resolve environmental impacts and treatment resistance in sea lice”. The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Principal Investigator, Dr. Mark Fast.


• Fish feeding, maintenance and necropsy
• Aquaculture site visit and lice collection and transport
• Pipetting
• RNA and DNA extractions
• PCR and qPCR
• Tissue trimming


• Ability to work flexible hours
o Hours of work may be outside normal day working hours (afternoon shift), and or on weekends.
o Hours of work will vary depending on staff availability and demands of the project
• DVM student or undergraduate student in biology preferred
• Demonstrated interest in basic laboratory techniques.
• Ability to be trained in basic laboratory techniques, such as pipetting.
• Willingness to be trained and to follow established laboratory safety procedures under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and/or Lab manager.
• Ability to pay attention to detail as the work sensitive to error.
• The ability to perform highly repetitive simple procedures.

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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