MTS Level 6 - Neuroscience Research Technician - Department of Biomedical Science (Grant Funded)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Date of Posting: 
July 21, 2016
Department of Biomedical Science, Atlantic Veterinary College
MTS Level 6 - Neuroscience Research Technician
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$50,347 to $55,378 per annum, prorated to time and term as per CUPE 1870 (Grant Funded)

As soon as possible for three (3) year term (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The Department of Biomedical Science and the Atlantic Centre for Comparative and Biomedical Research invite applications for the position of a Neuroscience Research Technician, funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and Innovation PEI. This is a 3 year position, beginning immediately, and may be renewable subject to grant funding and satisfactory review.


• The successful candidate will provide laboratory and related services for various protocols and general operations in a research environment focused on neurodegenerative disorders
• The project involves the study of neurodegeneration and cognitive function in a novel rodent model of Parkinson’s disease
• The incumbent will work closely with the principal investigator in delivery of the research project, "Development of a Novel Progressive Rat Model of Parkinson's Disease"
• Tasks will involve, but are not limited to, rodent surgery and care, cognitive testing, necropsy, histology, imaging, and general laboratory administration


• Minimum, a BSc., majoring in Biology, Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field
• Experience in histology, rodent behaviour, and/or microscopy is essential
• Must be proficient with computer software packages, e.g., word processing, spreadsheets
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work with minimal supervision and as a member of a team
• Ability to learn and adapt to new techniques

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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