MTS Level 5 - Laboratory Technician - Molecular Biology & Lobster Health - Department of Biomedical Sciences, AVC Lobster Science Centre

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Date of Posting: 
August 27, 2015
Department of Biomedical Sciences - AVC Lobster Science Centre
MTS Level 5 - Laboratory Technician
Part-Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

18.75 hours per week (50%)

$46,451 to $51,110 per annum prorated to time and term as per CUPE 1870

One year term, renewable subject to the availability of funding, performance review, and Centre requirements

The AVC Lobster Science Centre and Department of Biomedical Sciences invites applications from suitably trained individual for the technical support position of Laboratory Technician on a temporary half time basis.  This is a grant funded position.


The individual will be responsible to senior laboratory personnel of the AVC Lobster Science Centre and will provide technical support to the research programs of the Centre. The focus will be on a multi disciplinary approach incorporating molecular methods, diagnostic techniques and microbial (bacterial, parasitic and viral pathogens) and tissue culture. Interaction and training of graduate and undergraduate students is expected. Some travel and work with live animal specimens may be required for the research activities of this position.


• Qualifications include a minimum of Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent education and relevant practical experience.
• Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in molecular biology techniques (microarray, RT-qPCR, standard PCR, QIAgility liquid handling robot) is required. 
• Experience in toxicology, parasitology (protozoology & entomology), bacteriology, and viruses are required. Basic computer skills and familiarity with molecular analysis is an asset.
• Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills and evidence of ability to maintain effective interpersonal relations.


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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