MTS Level 5 - Veterinary Quality Assurance Proficiency Program Technician - Diagnostic Services - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Date of Posting: 
June 7, 2016
Diagnostic Services Department, Atlantic Veterinary College
Veterinary Quality Assurance Proficiency Program Technician
Full Time Permanent Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$46,451 to $51,110 per annum as per CUPE 1870

The AVC Diagnostic Services invites applications from qualified individuals to fill a full-time permanent position as a veterinary quality assurance proficiency program technician. The Veterinary Quality Assurance Program (VQAP) of Diagnostic Services provides global external proficiency testing for veterinary laboratories/clinics.


• Support the coordination of the production and preparation of physical samples for chemistry, bacteriology, hematology, parasitology, endocrinology, serology, and urinalysis proficiency modules and virtual samples for cytology, hematology differential, and histopathology
• The management, operation, maintenance, and use of the Virtual Microscope
• Support the management of the web-based software,, including statistical analysis, preparing reports, customer technical support, and client relationship management
• Prepare International Shipping Documents for Customs
• Inventory management for consumables, chemicals (MSDS’s), and proficiency samples
• Client relationship management in providing technical support and guidance for proficiency tests and results

The VQAP is a multi-faceted fast paced environment with frequent overlapping deadlines.


• A Bioscience Technology Laboratory diploma
• One year of experience in a veterinary diagnostic laboratory
• ISO 17025 training
• Statistical training and experience
• Must have good organization skills and the ability to multitask
• Experience and knowledge of laboratory containment level two compliance and accreditation

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 posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume 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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