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MTS Level 6 - Laboratory Technologist - Post-Mortem - Department of Diagnostic Services - Atlantic Veterinary College

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Department of Diagnostic Services
MTS Level 6 - Laboratory Technologist - Post-Mortem
Full-Time Permanent Position
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week

$56,709 to $62,366 per annum, as per CUPE 1870

Diagnostic Services invites applications to provide technical assistance and related laboratory services in the Post-Mortem Laboratory.


  • Working in the Post-Mortem Laboratory assisting pathologists with necropsies  in a wide variety of terrestrial and aquatic animal species and performing technical duties
  • Accepting carcasses from clients and taking case histories
  • Dissecting a large variety of aquatic and terrestrial animals
  • Appropriately handling and disposing of tissues and carcasses and chemical waste
  • Collection and fixation of tissue specimens for teaching purposes
  • Aiding in student laboratory and rotation preparation
  • Assisting in the supervision of students on the postmortem floor
  • Sampling of aquatic species for surveillance/disease screening and trimming of formalin fixed tissues
  • General cleaning and maintenance of the laboratory and equipment (including, but not limited to, a large industrial incinerator, knives, hand saws, and a vertical band saw)
  • Periodically, assisting with various research projects will be required


  • Animal Health Technician or relevant advanced degree
  • Experience working with aquatic and terrestrial animals and animal carcasses is required
  • Experience trimming formalin fixed tissues
  • Knowledge of animal anatomy


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.