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Student Laboratory Assistant - Department of Diagnostic Services - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Student Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Department of Diagnostic Services
Student Laboratory Assistant
Hours of Work:
Up to 5 hours per weekend on Sundays and holidays for Bacteriology and 6 hours per weekend for Post-Mortem

$13.70 per hour (plus 4% vacation pay)


April 2022 to April 30, 2023

The Department of Diagnostic Services at the Atlantic Veterinary College is seeking applications for a student assistant position to work on a rotating schedule with two other student assistants.



  • Reception and preparation of specimens for culture, including primary culture of specimens, transferring culture plates, sub-culturing, and inoculating of biochemical tests and plates, while using aseptic techniques under the direction of a technologist
  • Other laboratory and clerical duties may be assigned as required
  • The successful applicant will be required to work on Sundays and holidays, approximately 1-5 hours per weekend and 1-3 hours per holiday depending on workload


  • Responsible for admitting submissions to post-mortem
  • Responding to phone calls and assisting the pathologist with post-mortems when required
  • Working with fresh animal tissue
  • The successful applicant will be required to work 6 hours per weekend


  • Preference will be given to DVM students who have completed first year of the DVM Program or to DVM students who have completed the second year of the DVM program

Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and the Procedures manual.


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 will require all students, staff, and faculty to comply with the Covid 19 attestation and vaccination requirements as set out under the UPEI Covid 19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

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.

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.