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Student Assistant - Diagnostic Bacteriology - Diagnostic Services, Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, May 8, 2015
Date of Posting: 
May 1, 2015
Diagnostic Services - Atlantic Veterinary College
Student Assistant - Diagnostic Bacteriology
Hours of Work: 

5 hours per week, Saturday and Sunday with provision to request time off

$11.11 per hour (vacation pay included)

May 2015- April 30, 2017

The Diagnostic Services Department of the Atlantic Veterinary College is seeking applications from interested DVM students to work as a Student Assistants in Diagnostic Bacteriology.


• Receiving and preparation of specimens for culture; primary culture of specimens
• Transferring culture plates
• Subculturing and inoculating of biochemicals using aseptic techniques under the supervision of a laboratory technologist
• Assisting with bacterial identifications and antimicrobial susceptibility testing under the supervision of a laboratory technologist
• Laboratory and clerical duties as required
• The job entails working with fresh animal tissue


• Preference will be given to students who have completed second year of the DVM program or who have relevant bacteriology experience.
• The successful applicant will be required to work on both Saturday and Sunday (approx 5 hours total).
• Familiarity with computer programs would be an asset.

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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