MTS LEVEL 4 – FIELD ECOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST - DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY (AMENDED)

Competition Number: 
24E12
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Date of Posting: 
March 28, 2012
Competition Eligibility: 
Unrestricted Competition
Department: 
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY
Position: 
MTS LEVEL 4 – FIELD ECOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST (AMENDED)
Contract: 
FULL-TIME TERM POSITION
Hours of Work: 

33.75 hours per week

Salary: 
$31,538 per annum, prorated to time and term as per CUPE 1870 (salary under review) (grant funded)
Term: 

One year starting April 1, 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The successful Technologist will be responsible for the conducting aquatic field research in environmental ecology, chemistry and toxicology within the Canadian Rivers Institute at the University of Prince Edward Island. The assistance and supervision of graduate students in the field will be an essential component of the responsibilities. This includes assisting with experimental design, conducting research, and experimental analysis. The technologist will be responsible for upkeep and maintenance of field vehicles, boats and other equipment. During times not in the field, various activities including statistical analysis, writing reports and standard operating protocols, assistance with laboratory animal experimentation, conducting chemical analyses, and general laboratory maintenance may be required. A component of the responsibilities will be responsibility for the Duffy Science Center aquatic facilities including maintaining records, organizing graduate student projects, and liaising with the UPEI laboratory animal veterinarian.
QUALIFICATIONS:
A degree in Biology or Veterinary Sciences would be an asset, or, experience with independently conducting research projects is required - including evidence of strong written communication skills. A Master’s degree would be desirable. A candidate with previous experience working with fishes and experience with wild fish capture techniques, preferably PEI native estuarine fishes, is being sought. A working knowledge of estuarine plants would be a strong asset. Experience with multivariate experimental design and statistical analysis is essential to the position. The successful candidate must be experienced with operating and trailering small watercraft. A working knowledge of PEI/Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence estuaries and streams would be a strong asset. Candidates must be able to work both independently, and as part of a team. Flexibility in hours of work is essential due to the nature and rigors of the field projects involved.

 

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.

Successful Candidate(s): 

C. Pater

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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