MTS Level 8 - Laboratory Technologist - Diagnostic Services, Bacteriology - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Date of Posting: 
September 7, 2016
Diagnostic Services - Atlantic Veterinary College
MTS Level 8 - Laboratory Technologist
Permanent Full-Time Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week 

$57,531 to $63,266 per annum as per CUPE 1870

Diagnostic Services invites applications from experienced and motivated medical laboratory technologists to provide technical and related laboratory services in the discipline of veterinary bacteriology. Diagnostic Services is a fee for service laboratory with internal AVC clients and external clients from across Canada.


• Perform routine bacteriology and mycology testing on samples of aquatic, avian, and mammalian animal species submitted to the Diagnostic Services
• Bacteriology Laboratory set up, processing and analysis of bacteriologic and mycotic submissions using traditional, MALDI-TOF MS, and molecular techniques
• ISO certification of the laboratory dictates on-going policy development and method validation responsibilities
• Responsible for entering submissions into a laboratory management system and reporting results
• Must have excellent flexibility, organizational skills, and attention to detail to prioritize work
• Be able to function independently, and complete a high volume of tasks accurately under pressure of deadlines with frequent interruptions and/or distractions
• Must be responsive in a timely, effective and professional manner to the service, teaching, and research mandates of AVC
• Assist with fourth year DVM diagnostic services bacteriology rotations (VPM 450)
• Routine laboratory maintenance and inventory of supplies and isolates are required


• A Medical Lab Technologist (MLT) designation and a relevant number of years of current practical diagnostic bacteriology experience are required
• Equivalent education with significant Diagnostic Bacteriology Laboratory experience will be considered
• Experience with molecular diagnostic testing, method validation, policy development, working in a Containment Level 2 laboratory, working in a veterinary diagnostic bacteriology laboratory, and ISO 17025 and 17043 certifications will be considered assets
• Good interpersonal communication skills are required

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): 

S. Wedge

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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