Research Scientist - CERC Aquatic Epidemiology - Department of Health Management - Atlantic Veterinary College (Up to Two (2) Positions)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, June 10, 2016
Date of Posting: 
May 3, 2016
Department of Health Management, Atlantic Veterinary College
Research Scientist - CERC Aquatic Epidemiology
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$79,000 - $89,000 per annum, Commensurate with qualifications

October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2018 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and project requirements)

The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is seeking a highly-qualified applicant for a research scientist position in the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) program in Aquatic Epidemiology.  The goal of the CERC program is to make UPEI and Canada the global leader in applied aquatic epidemiology research (with an ecosystem health focus).


The successful applicant will join a multi-disciplinary team of epidemiologists, epidemiological modelers, statisticians,  finfish and shellfish clinicians, ecosystem health and regulatory veterinary medicine specialists whose work focuses on holistic approaches to assist the Canadian and international aquaculture industries improve the productivity, sustainability and health of aquatic food animal stocks.  The successful applicant will contribute to 2 major multi-institutional grants involving academic, industry and government partners related to modeling of spread of pathogens in the marine environment, including interactions between farmed and wild fish, and evaluation of mitigation strategies to reduce disease risk.


• Applicants must have a PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related discipline, with strong quantitative and modeling skills
• A strong publication record post PhD, particularly in areas of quantitative epidemiology or application of complex models to research
•  Individuals must be self-motivated and able to work both independently, and as an effective partner in the UPEI CERC team
• A DVM degree and expertise in aquatic food animal diseases and aquaculture are desirable

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a curriculum vitae and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your curriculum vitae 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): 


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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