MTS Level 7 - Laboratory and Instructional Resources Technician - Department of Physics - Faculty of Science

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Date of Posting: 
October 7, 2013
Department of Physics - Faculty of Science
MTS Level 7 - Laboratory and Instructional Resources Technician
Part Time Term
Hours of Work: 

17.5 hours per week

$51,110 - $56,200 per annum, prorated to time and term as per CUPE 1870

As soon as possible until June 2014 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

 The Department of Physics invites applications for a part-time term Laboratory and Instructional Resources Technician position.
The successful applicant will be required to:
• set up and supervise undergraduate laboratories
• work with faculty to prepare new lab experiments, multi-media tutorials and classroom demonstrations
• perform general inventory
• purchasing, set-up and maintenance of laboratory equipment
• responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Department telescope and for conducting public telescope viewings
• engage in a number of important Departmental outreach initiatives

• B.Sc. in Physics or Engineering-Physics, or equivalent relevant degree
• M.Sc. in Physics would be an asset
• Demonstrated ability to work independently
• Relevant experience in undergraduate laboratory and/or resource centre instruction;
• Experience in the operation and maintenance of a telescope
• Experience in the use, basic set-up and maintenance of multi-media computers and auxiliary hardware and software
• Experience in laboratory equipment use, maintenance and purchase
• Experience in information retrieval from the Internet
• Basic website design and maintenance
• A working knowledge of PCs, Macs, Linux, Windows, Word and at least one commercial spreadsheet package would be an ass
• Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to maintain effective interpersonal relations

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): 

M. Glover

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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