MTS Level 7 Research Technologist - Department of Pathology & Microbiology - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, June 24, 2016
Date of Posting: 
June 17, 2016
Department of Pathology and Microbiology - Atlantic Veterinary College
MTS Level 7 Research Technologist
Part-Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

18.75 hours per week

$53,185 to $58,471 per annum, prorated to time and term as per CUPE 1870

June 27, 2016 to June 26, 2017 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island invites applications from qualified individuals to fill a half-time MTS-7 position in a cancer research laboratory. The term is 1 year, with the possibility of extension. The lab uses molecular and histological approaches to study cancer progression and treatment strategies.


The successful applicant will have experience with molecular biology techniques and have demonstrated the ability to rapidly acquire new research skills. The technician will manage a containment level 2 (CL2) research laboratory, perform research utilizing molecular biology techniques including western blot and real-time RT-PCR, and will contribute to the training programs of undergraduate and graduate students. They will maintain cancer cell lines, perform in vitro experiments, and will be involved with lab organization, making reagents and maintaining project records. Additional responsibilities may include contributions to in vivo experiments including animal handling, participation in post-mortem examinations and performing immunohistochemistry.


A BSc or RT (Registered Technician) and five years of relevant laboratory experience (including experience with laboratory management, cell culture, western blot and real-time RT-PCR) are required. The successful applicant will possess strong communication and organizational skills, be highly motivated, be able to work independently, have familiarity with computers (Microsoft Office) and will be comfortable working with students. Experience with immunohistochemistry, histomorphometry and animal models would be an asset.

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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