MTS Level 6 – Virology Technologist - Regional Diagnostic Virology Services - Atlantic Veterinary College (Amended & Reposted)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Date of Posting: 
June 25, 2012
Competition Eligibility: 
Restricted Competition
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$43,735 - $48,112 per annum, prorated to time and term as per CUPE 1870 (salary under review)

July 2012 – June 2013 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

The AVC Diagnostic Services invites applications from qualified individuals to fill a full-time term replacement position as Virology Technologist in the Regional Diagnostic Virology Services (RDVS). The individual will work with a team in the provision of diagnostic virology testing services for the Provinces of Atlantic Canada, other places in Canada and internationally.
The individual will perform routine diagnostic virology tests which are as follows: molecular diagnostic tests such as PCR, RT-PCR and nested PCR; immunological tests such as Enzyme-Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA), Indirect Fluorescent Antibody Test (IFAT) and virus neutralization (VN); virus detection in tissues using Fluorescent Antibody Test (FAT); and Virus Isolation in mammalian and fish specimens. He/she will be involved in housekeeping, general laboratory procedures and other related laboratory tasks.
The individual will also participate in the CFIA accredited tests such as Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) and Enzootic Bovine (EBL) ELISA assays. He/she will be involved with monitoring and maintaining the quality systems of the laboratory consistent with ISO 17025 accreditation by the Standard Council of Canada.

• A medical laboratory technologist designation (MLT) is required
• A Bachelor of Science (BSc) in appropriate discipline would be an asset
• Relevant work experience in an integrated multidisciplinary diagnostic laboratory setting is required
• Experience in a veterinary diagnostic service, preferably in veterinary microbiology laboratory would be an asset.
• Hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge of techniques used in traditional diagnostic virology, tissue culture, aseptic techniques and immunodiagnostic and molecular diagnostic techniques is required
• Computer skills including those related to molecular biology required
• A general knowledge of viruses and in-depth knowledge of biocontainment, biosafety and general laboratory and housekeeping procedures are essential.
• Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills and strong organizing and multitasking capabilities, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Applicants who have previously applied for this competition number, need not re-apply as their application will still be considered.

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 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): 

P. Maloney

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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