Project Manager - Novartis Animal Health Inc., Canada - AVC-UPEI - Department of Pathology and Microbiology - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Date of Posting: 
November 27, 2012
Department of Pathology and Microbiology - Atlantic Veterinary College
Project Manager - Novartis Animal Health Inc., Canada - AVC-UPEI
Grant-funded Term Position
Hours of Work: 

26.25 hours per week

Commensurate with qualifications (grant-funded)

As soon as possible until November 30, 2015 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

 Tools to Resolve Environmental Impacts And Treatment Resistance in Sea Lice – 2 (TREAT2)
Novartis Animal Health Inc., Canada (NAH), was successful in obtaining an Atlantic Innovation Fund (round IX) project grant (TREAT2) to begin in November/December 2012. This project seeks to develop tools (molecular, statistical and therapeutic) to reduce the environmental and economic impacts of sea lice and to the aquaculture industry. NAH is seeking applications from qualified individuals to provide management for the project and would be based at AVC-UPEI, where the majority of the work is being carried out, and the Lead investigator is located. The successful applicant will report directly to the Lead investigator, Dr. Mark Fast.
Administration and monitoring of the TREAT2 budgets and provide project management and development leadership in collaboration with the project leader, aligned AVC, UVic, and UGuelph faculty, AVC and Novartis staff, and UPEI administrators. Facilitate meeting project deadlines and reporting requirements by collating information into reports in appropriate formats for sponsors. TREAT2 has multiple sponsors with simultaneous, but different, reporting requirements and this position will have responsibility for keeping appropriate records to provide the necessary administrative summaries. The manager will oversee the day to day accounting and administrative duties of the project and also ensure that project requirements are satisfied through the following actions:
• Coordination with members of the research team, UPEI’s administrative officials, industry and academic collaborators, and funding agencies;
• Maintaining project budgets and accounts;
• Working with technical manager to compile and submit quarterly and annual reports;
• Tracking research progress with respect to project milestones;
• Ensuring that all research activity is in compliance with University policies and procedures;
• Assisting the principle investigator to obtain additional funding for research activities;
• Assisting the principle investigator in project design and project publications
The successful candidate will hold a minimum of a MSc in a biological science field plus several years in experience in the field of project management. A BBA (degree in Business Administration) or MBA (Masters in Business Administration) would be a definite asset. Equivalent qualifications and experience will be considered.
A working knowledge of the regional aquaculture industry is also required. The ideal candidate’s previous work experience will demonstrate:
• Excellent written, verbal and inter-personal communication skills;
• Ability to manage people;
• Capacity to manage schedules, budgets, procurement, record-keeping, planning and reporting requirements of a complex project;
• Familiarity with federal accountability protocols;
• Experience in collaborative scientific environments.

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. Whyte

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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