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2014 Summer Student Position(s) - Novartis Research in Aquatic Animal Health Award - Department of Pathology and Microbiology - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, March 28, 2014
Date of Posting: 
March 21, 2014
Department of Pathology and Microbiology - Atlantic Veterinary College
2014 Summer Student Position(s) - Novartis Research in Aquatic Animal Health Award
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week 

$10.74/hour (includes vacation pay)

May 5, 2014 – August 29, 2014 

The position(s) will be supervised by Dr. Mark Fast (Novartis Research Chair in Fish Health) within his laboratory in the Department of Pathology and Microbiology.  This award would service a single or several research projects that would cover such areas as microbiology, parasitology, fish immunology, vaccination, and/or molecular biology.


Novartis Animal Health and the research chair in fish health are dedicated to a better understanding of fish responses to different pathogens and developing new and better ways to prevent and treat disease in farmed fish.  It is hoped that this award will encourage students to pursue future research endeavours and/or veterinary specialization within the field of fish health.  The award will provide for the student to assist Dr. Fast and his research group in the areas identified above according to the availability of projects and the student’s interests.  The successful applicant may be asked to participate in one project or a number of projects in any of the above disciplines.  Some of the research projects could provide excellent training in cell culture, nucleic acid extraction, PCR, enzyme assays, immunization, pathology and bacteriology laboratory work.  There is also a possibility of field work.


• Computer literacy with spreadsheets and ability to find and download Net documents.
• Preference to a veterinary student who has completed 2nd year of the program and an interest and proficiency in aquatic animal health.

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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