MTS Level 7 - Parasitology Technologist - Diagnostic Services - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Date of Posting: 
August 29, 2016
Diagnostic Services - Atlantic Veterinary College
MTS Level 7 - Parasitology Technologist
Permanent Part-Time Position (0.25 FTE)
Hours of Work: 

9.375 hours per week 

$53,185 to $58,471 per annum, prorated to time and term as per CUPE 1870

AVC Diagnostic Services invite applications from interested individuals to provide technical support for the clinical veterinary parasitology diagnostic laboratory and teaching/research support for the clinical veterinary parasitology unit faculty. 


• Performing diagnostic tests for the detection of parasitic infections in fecal, blood, urine and other tissue samples
• Recover, identify and enumerate parasites from various animal tissues
• Provision and general operation of the clinical parasitology diagnostic laboratory
• Setting-up and participation in teaching pre-clinical (VPM 122) and clinical (VPM 450, VPM 472) student laboratories
• Evaluating and preparing samples for the Quality Assurance Program
A significant portion of the position involves using compound and dissecting microscopes for the recovery and identification of helminth, arthropod and protozoan parasites of wild and domestic animals, aquaculture species (finfish/shellfish) and wild fish hosts.  The successful candidate will also provide explanations of diagnostic test results and offer guidance on diagnostic tests selection to healthcare professionals (human and veterinary) as requested.  The position requires extensive work applying parasite recovery techniques in the necropsy of wild and domestic animals and finfish and shellfish.


• Candidates should have a BSc in biology
• A MLT with related experience would be considered or other combinations of education and experience
• Experience in parasitology (minimum 3 years)
• knowledge and experience in immunological and molecular techniques would be desirable
• Computer experience with suitable data management programs would be an asset (i.e. Excel, Word Perfect or Word)
• The suitable candidate requires good oral and written communication skills, ability to work with minimal supervision and the 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): 

J. Saunders

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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