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MTS Level 5 - Laboratory Technician - Central Services Laboratory - Office of Graduate Studies and Research - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Staff Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Central Services Laboratory - Office of Graduate Studies and Research
MTS Level 5 - Laboratory Technician
Full-Time Permanent Position
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week

$52,265 to $57,551 per annum, as per CUPE 1870

The Atlantic Veterinary College requires a permanent, full-time laboratory technician to work in the Central Services support lab.

Central Services is a containment level two laboratory at the Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI, that provides essential services to internal clients at UPEI, as well as external clients within the Atlantic region. Services provided include preparation of bacteriological media, sterilization services, decontamination of biohazardous waste, and general laboratory support.


  • Preparation of bacteriological media for internal and external clients
  • Performing and documenting quality control of prepared media
  • Culture of microorganisms, including animal and human pathogens
  • Operation of autoclaves to provide decontamination and sterilization services to clients
  • Cleaning and preparation of general labware
  • Handling of chemicals and reagent preparation
  • Dispensing laboratory supplies, dry ice, and liquid nitrogen
  • Operation of various types of laboratory equipment such as pH meters, balances, and pipettors
  • Interpretation and documentation of various laboratory controls for verification and validation purposes
  • Assisting clients with general laboratory support


  • A two-year diploma in an appropriate discipline and two years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required
  • Experience in the culture of microorganisms and aseptic technique
  • Basic laboratory skills such as preparation of reagents and pipetting
  • Ability to multi-task with minimal direction in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiarity with basic computer programs such as word documents, spreadsheets, and Google Docs
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Familiarity with quality control and containment level-two laboratories would be an asset


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. Applications will not be accepted via email.

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.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

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.