Summer Student - Department of Pathology & Microbiology - Atlantic Veterinary College * Amended Closing Date*

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Department of Pathology & Microbiology - Atlantic Veterinary College
Summer Student
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week 
$11.70 per hour (vacation pay included)

As soon as possible – September 2017 (8 weeks)


The Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for a summer student position in aquaculture virology under the Canada Summer Jobs 2017 project. 


• The incumbent will assist on a project studying aquatic animal viruses of finfish. The successful candidate will use fish cell lines to isolate, propagate, and titrate fish viruses; maintain and preserve fish cell lines; perform immunology assays such as SN, ELISA, IHC, FAT and western blots
• Other duties will be assigned depending on available time away from the project and on other research projects underway in the lab


• The student must have completed at least four academic terms of a biochemistry or microbiology honours/major program or first year of DVM program

Priority is given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.  Priority students are encouraged to apply.  Priority students are student with disabilities, Aboriginal students and student who are members of a visible minority.

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.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study permit will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

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.