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Student Research Assistant - Department of Health Management - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, April 10, 2015
Date of Posting: 
April 1, 2015
Department of Health Management
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$10.76 per hour (vacation pay included)

April 27 - August 14, 2015 (Term is flexible)

This position will be supervised by two Research faculty members and will service several research projects that will cover such areas as surgical hand preparation, veterinary public health and infrared diagnostic modalities.


Duties include assisting faculty, residents and laboratory technical staff with research projects. This lab’s focus is in the areas of surgical hand preparation methods, veterinary public health, specifically antimicrobial resistance and zoonotic diseases, and infrared diagnostic modalities for immunoglobulin disorders.  The successful applicant may be asked to focus primarily on one or two project(s) but will be expected to participate in other projects in any of the above disciplines when needed.  Some of the research projects could provide excellent training in bacteriology lab techniques, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), nucleic acid extraction, the 3M Petrifilm system and real-time PCR assays. 


• Computer literacy and previous lab experience (especially with bacteriology or FTIR) will be an asset.
• Preference will be given to veterinary students.

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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