Research assistant / technician
• The position involves receiving and analyzing sample submissions from the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Veterinary Clinics and Researchers • Tasks include entry of patient demographics and sample test requests into a computerized laboratory management system • Harvesting sera from the sample submissions and organizing (bar coding/redirecting, etc.) the sera for specific testing, performing Quality Control procedures and interpreting appropriately, verifying diagnostic test results, and troubleshooting equipment issues • The incumbent must alternate between bench work that includes performing urinalysis, testing serologies, and preparing mail out samples and operating the Cobas C501 chemistry analyzer • This position is also required to provide technical support for the Endocrinology and Hematology sections of the Clinical Pathology Lab as needed
• BSc would be an asset. • Excellent organizational, computer and communication skills. • Experience with laboratory instrumentation • Excellent bench skills are essential • The ability to work under minimum supervision, to multitask and to troubleshoot technical issues at the bench and instrument level is desirable
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 and permanent residents 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.
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