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MTS Level 7 - Research Technician - Department of Biomedical Sciences - Atlantic Veterinary College

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Department of Biomedical Sciences - Atlantic Veterinary College
MTS Level 7 - Research Technician
Part-Time Permanent Position
Hours of Work:
28 hours per week

$59,900 to $65,850 per annum, prorated to time and term, as per CUPE 1870

The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island seeks applications for a permanent position as a research technician in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. The Department of Biomedical Sciences is a primarily research and teaching based department containing a broad base of Biomedical disciplines.

Reporting to the University Veterinarian, the successful applicant will be responsible for supporting the activities of the office of the University Veterinarian, development of an on-line training program on the use of animals in research that will be accessed by all researchers on campus. The training program will follow the requirements of the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) and tailored to the specifics of animal care at UPEI and the AVC.


  • Supporting activities of University Veterinarian including animal health record keeping, facility inspection records, training records and supply inventory
  • Developing, providing, and maintaining comprehensive training programs in Animal Care and Use to UPEI Community as necessary 
  • Supporting the UPEI Animal Care Committee in developing, writing and maintaining SOP's and Guidance based on CCAC requirements
  • Reviewing Animal Care Committee Protocols for compliance with CCAC guidelines
  • Developing documentation for and Participating in, Canadian Council on Animal Care assessments and responses
  • Participate in committees and subcommittees of the University Veterinarian's Office and UPEI Animal Care Committee


  • The minimum qualifications for this position are an undergraduate degree in biological sciences and at least 5 years of experience working with a wide range of animals (including rodents, avian species, and fish) in both academic and industry research settings
  • Master's Degree in Biological Sciences or a related field would be considered an asset
  • Independent research experience in the Biological Sciences would be considered an asset 
  • Must have strong and demonstrable knowledge of the CCAC and its guidelines, experience with assessing animal welfare
  • Have evidence of experience in training others in animal methodologies and welfare assessments for various species
  • A working knowledge of relevant computer software including Moodle, Word, Romeo, Adobe, are also preferred 
  • Knowledge of, and good interpersonal relations within, the AVC/UPEI community and the UPEI ACC are a definite 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 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.