Research Scientist FTIR Spectroscopic Analysis - Department of Health Management - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Date of Posting: 
September 10, 2014
Department of Health Management - Atlantic Veterinary College
Research Scientist FTIR Spectroscopic Analysis
Term Full Time
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

Commensurate with qualifications

October 6, 2014 to August 31, 2015 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.) 

The Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island is seeking a highly qualified applicant for an 11 month research position to work in a laboratory focusing on immunological and nutrient assessment of biological samples using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy.


The candidate will be the primary researcher and manager in the laboratory and will assist graduate students and technicians with all research issues from laboratory technical issues to manuscript development.


• The research scientist candidate must have a PhD and post-doctoral fellowship in chemistry or physics with specific course work and/or experience in spectroscopic analysis, preferably Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic analysis.
• Experience in a related field of diagnostic biomedical sample characterization such as discovery mass spectroscopy (MS), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), or liquid chromatography would also be considered an asset.
• Strong mathematical skills and experience or aptitude for applying and developing diagnostic classification and regression algorithms is important.
• Ideally, the candidate will have an understanding of basic immunological concepts.
• The candidate needs to have good people skills and must be able to work independently as a researcher.
• The candidate needs to have a strong interest, and preferably experience, in the commercial development of biotechnology and a willingness to collaborate with the industry partners.

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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.

Successful Candidate(s): 

S. Hou

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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