Newfoundland Labrador Veterinary Laboratory Technician Temporary in St. Alban’s, NL

Newfoundland Labrador

Branch St. Alban’s NL CA

Veterinary Laboratory Technician
St. Alban’s, NL

Location is temporarily at the Centre for Aquaculture Health and Development in St. The Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agrifoods promotes the development…

The Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agrifoods promotes the development of the Province’s fishing and aquaculture industries to ensure an economically viable, internationally competitive, and ecologically sustainable fishery. It pursues these goals through the promotion, development, conservation and regulation of fisheries and aquaculture, and the provision of long-term strategic direction on the sustainable use of coastal and ocean resources. The Department also develops the policies and programs to support to the forestry, including management of forest resources and continued development of competitive and sustainable primary and value-added agriculture and agrifoods industry.

Reporting to the Lab Manager (Veterinary Lab Technologist) the position provides technician support to the aquaculture veterinarians to conduct aquatic veterinary medicine in the province. Responsibilities include performing field work; collecting and examining fish samples; participating in post mortem examinations; preserving and shipping specimens; maintaining records of specimens received, findings and results of examinations, tests, analyses, and diagnoses; performing diagnostic procedures, recording results, and reporting results; maintaining technical laboratory equipment and supplies; preparing bacterial media cultures for microscopic examination; examining fish specimens by direct and microscopic techniques; performing blood tests on fish blood; identifying disease causing microorganisms; performing antibiotic sensitivity tests; compiling monthly and annual reports; and other related duties as required.

Merit Criteria (What is this?) Screening Criteria

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Science or Laboratory Technology (equivalences will be considered)
  • Experience working in a medical or veterinary laboratory setting
  • Experience in performing field work (asset)
  • Experience in Shellfish/Finfish aquaculture (asset)
  • Completion of Boat Operator Card (PCOC) training (asset)
  • Assessment Criteria

  • Knowledge of medical, veterinary or related laboratory procedures
  • Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Knowledge of Shellfish/Finfish aquaculture (asset)
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal)
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written)
  • Ability to collaborate (teamwork)
  • Ability to think critically
  • Ability to work independently
  • Conditions of Employment (What is this?) Conditions of

  • Proof of valid Class 5 Driver’s license
  • Conditions of Acceptance

  • Willing to accept day travel (occasional)
  • Willing to accept overnight travel (occasional)
  • Acknowledges requirement for performing work outside and/or remote locations
  • Applicant Information

  • Location is temporarily at the Centre for Aquaculture Health and Development in St. Alban’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • For more information about this opportunity please call Dr. Nicole O’Brien at (709) 729-5195.

    • The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador values diversity in the work place and is an equal opportunity employer.
    • Preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
    • Applications should be received before the close of business on the closing date – late applications with explanation may be accepted.
    • It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit an application that demonstrates the required merit criteria.
    • Applications that do not clearly demonstrate the required criteria will be screened-out.
    • All applications must contain accurate contact information, including current mailing address, email address and phone number.
    • This competition may be used to fill future similar vacancies with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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    Employment Type: Temporary
    Location: Saint Alban's, NL, CA
    Posted on: 2017-01-25
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