MTS Level 7 - Research Technician - Department of Pathology and Microbiology - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Staff Position
Closing Date:
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Department of Pathology and Microbiology - Atlantic Veterinary College
MTS Level 7 - Research Technician
Part-Time Term Position (Grant Funded)
Hours of Work:
18.75 hours per week

$64,891 to $71,233 per annum, as per CUPE 1870, prorated to time (Grant Funded)


June 1, 2024 to January 31, 2026

The University of Prince Edward Island invites applications from qualified individuals to fill a part-time contract position as a research technician in the Department of Pathology and Microbiology to support research in fish health and comparative immunology. 



  • Providing general laboratory management
  • The successful applicant will provide specialized technical research support for the Hoplite Research Group
  • Coordinating and assisting with major technical aspects of research projects for the Hoplite laboratory
  • Provide support and contribute to the research programs for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and residents
  • Management of supplies used in the research laboratory
  • Request quotes, generate requisitions and participate in account tracking for purchases
  • Responsible for biosafety certification of the CL2 research laboratory
  • Responsible for biohazard and chemical inventory of the research laboratory
  • Have a good working knowledge of molecular techniques like RNA/DNA extraction, qPCR, sequencing, cloning
  • Have a good working knowledge of fish handling, care and procedures: vaccination, anesthesia, serum/plasma/mucus collection, tagging, necropsy, aseptic sample collection
  • Other duties as developed and assigned




  • A BSc (or equivalent) and a minimum of two years of experience in a relevant discipline. A graduate degree in a relevant discipline (i.e. immunology, molecular biology) or a Medical Laboratory Technologist diploma may be advantageous
  • Verbal and written ability to communicate professionally and competently
  • High interpersonal skills
  • Must have the ability to learn and adapt to new techniques and be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to work as part of a team with multiple students, PDFs, etc.
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 below.

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. If you require accommodation in any part of the process, please direct your inquiries, in confidence, to our HR Officer, Applications will not be accepted via email.

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