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As soon as possible until March 31, 2023 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)
The AVC Diagnostic Services (AVC DS) is seeking applications from qualified candidates to fill a Microbiology Research-Diagnostic Technologist Position in the Regional Diagnostic Virology Services (RDVS). The individual will work as part of a team in RDVS and AVC DS in the fine-tuning, validation and surveillance application of the new multiplex assay for swine enteric viral pathogens in connection with the collaborative project of AVC-UPEI and the Canadian Pork Council (CPC).
• Provides support and participates in the fine-tuning, enhancement, laboratory validation, diagnostic validation, standardization and surveillance application of the new multiplex assay that targets six enteric viral pathogens of swine • Performs multiplex molecular assays using fluidic bead-based technology and performs related diagnostic techniques such as PCR, RT-PCR, qRT-PCR and technologies related to sequencing • Performs traditional diagnostic technologies such as ELISA, Fluorescent Antibody Test, microscopy, and cell culture • Performs day to day tasks related to infectious agents and molecular diagnostic work such as aliquotting primers and other diagnostic reagents, and recording inventory of these critical materials and other laboratory supplies • Prepares, organizes, records, aliquots and stores diagnostic samples • Documents procedures, results of experiments, and other tasks related to the fine tuning, development, standardization and application of the new multiplex assays and other molecular and traditional assays • Prepares Standard Operating Procedures; Biosafety Applications; and other quality assurance and laboratory documentation
• The successful candidate must hold a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science or Medical Laboratory Technologist certification • Experience in any of the following related disciplines : microbiology, biochemistry, immunology, virology or molecular biology • Minimum two (2) years’ experience working in a veterinary microbiology diagnostic laboratory (virology, bacteriology and parasitology) • Experience in a research or test development setting • In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in molecular diagnostic techniques, immunodiagnostic techniques, cell culture, and aseptic techniques • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) • Computer skills including those related to molecular biology (e.g. primer design) • Strong people skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
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 (www.upei.ca/hr). 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.
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