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Student Assistant - Wildlife Pathology - Department of Pathology and Microbiology - Atlantic Veterinary College (Amended - closing date)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, May 12, 2014
Date of Posting: 
April 28, 2014
Department of Pathology and Microbiology - Atlantic Veterinary College
Student Assistant - Wildlife Pathology (Amended - closing date)
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week 

$10.74 per hour- DVM Student (vacation pay included)

May 12 to August 22, 2014


• Participate in necropsies of routine diagnostic specimens (a wide variety of wild avian and mammalian species) submitted to the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC). 
• Under the supervision of a wildlife pathologist or technologist, trim formalin-fixed tissue samples for routine histological processing. 
• Data entry into the CWHC database, including results of routine necropsies. 
• Other activities as required (e.g. field work related to specific research projects, field investigation of wildlife mortality, literature searches).


• Preference will be given to a first- or second-year DVM student with a stated interest in wildlife veterinary science.
• Prophylactic vaccination against rabies is essential. 
• Previous wildlife experience desirable. 
• Experience utilizing a  variety of computer software programs (eg., Spreadsheets, Word Processing, E-Mail and Web Browsers).
• Independent work habits.

Competition closing date: May 5, 2014 (or until a successful candidate is found)

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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