Research Scientist: Shellfish/Crustacean Epidemiolgy - Department of Health Management - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, February 21, 2014
Date of Posting: 
January 14, 2014
Department of Health Management - Atlantic Veterinary College
Research Scientist: Shellfish/Crustacean Epidemiolgy (amended & reposted)
Full Time Term
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

Commensurate with qualifications

April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2018 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)


The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is seeking a highly-qualified applicant for a research scientist position in aquatic epidemiology with a focus on health and sustainable production of shellfish and/or crustaceans. The successful applicant will be a member of the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) program in Aquatic Epidemiology awarded by the Canadian Government to UPEI. The goal of the CERC program is to make UPEI and Canada the global leader in applied aquatic epidemiology research (with an ecosystem health focus). The successful applicant will join a multi-disciplinary team of epidemiologists, epidemiological modelers, statisticians, economists, finfish and shellfish clinicians, ecosystem health and regulatory veterinary medicine specialists whose work focuses on holistic approaches to assist the Canadian and international aquaculture industries improve the productivity, sustainability and health of aquatic food animal stocks.


• Applicants must have a PhD in epidemiology or a DVM with training in epidemiology. • Candidates with expertise in shellfish and crustacean diseases are preferred. • Strong quantitative and/or modeling skills are desirable. • Individuals must be self-motivated and able to work both independently and as an effective partner in the expanding UPEI CERC team. • The successful applicant will join a team of 3 research scientists and 4 post-doctoral fellows working in aquatic epidemiology.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and the names and contact information of two (2) referees 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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