MTS Level 6 - Neuroscience Research Technician - Department of Biomedical Sciences - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Date of Posting: 
November 19, 2012
Department of Biomedical Sciences - Atlantic Veterinary College
MTS Level 6 - Neuroscience Research Technician
Term Grant-Funded Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$45,457 - $50,007 (grant funded – off-scale)

November 2012 to February 2014 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

The Department of Biomedical Science invites applications for the position of a Neuroscience Research Technician, funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and Innovation PEI.
The successful candidate will provide laboratory and related services for various protocols and general operations in a research environment focused on neurodegenerative disorders. The project involves the study of adult neurogenesis and its potential application in a rodent model of Alzheimer's disease. The incumbent will work closely with the principal investigator in delivery of the research project, "The Neurorestorative Potential of Cholinergic Activation in AD". Tasks will involve, but are not limited to, rodent surgery and care, cognitive testing, necropsy, histology, imaging, and general laboratory administration.
The successful candidate will possess:
• the minimum of a BSc, majoring in Biology, Psychology, Neuroscience or other relevant field
• a Medical Laboratory Technologist designation would be an asset
• the minimum of 2 years laboratory experience in the areas of histology and/or microscopy
• experience in rodent handling
The successful candidate must:
• be proficient with general computer software programs, i.e., word processing and spreadsheet applications
• demonstrate good oral and written communication skills
• be prepared to work with minimal supervision
• be able to work both independently and as a member of a team
• be able and willing to learn and adapt to new techniques

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): 

S. Davidson

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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