MTS Level 5 - Fish Health Research Technician - Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences - Atlantic Veterinary College (AMENDED CLOSING DATE)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Date of Posting: 
October 29, 2012
Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences - Atlantic Veterinary College
MTS Level 5 - Fish Health Research Technician
Full-time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$41,993 - $46,187 per annum, prorated to term as per CUPE 1870 (salary under review)

Commencing as soon as possible for one year (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding, and departmental requirements.)

The AVC Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences at the University of Prince Edward Island is looking to employ one (1) Fish Health Technician for a twelve-month term of employment beginning in January 2013. This position will be based in St. Albans, Newfoundland and Labrador.
The successful applicant will assist in carrying out a variety of field-based research projects. The position may involve occasional travel within Newfoundland to work at hatcheries, sea cage sites (requiring travel by boat) and/or temporary sampling stations set up in processing plants, the AVC field office/lab or other locations. Irregular hours and some weekend work will be involved.

• High school graduate.
• Preference will be given to candidates with an aquaculture-related diploma from a recognized school or a combination of education and relevant work experience.
• Must have a strong self-motivated work ethic with the ability to work independently and as an energetic team player.
• Skills required include: ability to do repetitive work accurately, excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to learn quickly.
• Minimum of one year experience in fish health/aquaculture/fisheries/marine biology is preferred.
• A valid driver’s license and the ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle would be an asset.
• Aseptic sampling techniques, computer skills and data entry, animal handling and husbandry skills would be an asset.
• Familiarity with farm biosecurity practices would be an asset.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and references to be received no later than the closing date to Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. 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): 

C. Bullerwell

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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