MTS Level 3 - Aleutian Mink Disease Project - Department of Pathology and Microbiology - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, October 18, 2013
Date of Posting: 
October 9, 2013
Department of Pathology and Microbiology - Atlantic Veterinary College
MTS Level 3 - Aleutian Mink Disease Project
To Create a List of Casuals
Hours of Work: 

Varied, Flexible hours

$18.71 per hour plus 4% vacation pay (as per CUPE 1870)

For the duration of the project (as required by the project progress, until December 2014) (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

 The Department of Pathology & Microbiology is seeking applications from interested candidates for casual work with the project, “Breeding for disease resistance against Aleutian Mink Disease”. The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Principal Investigator, Dr. Arnost Cepica.
• Pipetting
• Preparation of simple dilutions of blood serum.
• Record keeping of samples, their storage and retrieval.
• Ability to work flexible hours
o Hours of work may be outside normal day working hours (afternoon shift), and or on weekends.
o Hours of work will vary depending on staff availability and demands of the project
• Successful completion of Grade 12.
• Demonstrated interest in basic laboratory techniques.
• Ability to be trained in basic laboratory techniques, such as pipetting.
• Willingness to be trained and to follow established laboratory safety procedures under the supervision of the Principal Investigator.
• Ability to pay attention to detail as the work sensitive to error.
• The ability to perform highly repetitive simple procedures.

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): 

A. Iwamoto
L. Stajic
S. Jones
E. Bushev
L. Rollins

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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