Lab Technologist, Microbiology


Cape Breton University invites applications for a full-time limited term Lab Technologist, Microbiology to commence May 6, 2019.

The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge and work experience in the field of microbiology. Ideally, the candidate will have a BSc in microbiology or a related science with extensive microbiology components, and a diploma in Medical Laboratory Science as recognized by the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Scientists (CSMLS). Membership or eligibility for membership in the Canadian College of Microbiologists or the CSMLS will be considered a requirement. Previous experience in a teaching laboratory setting is preferred.

Primary responsibility will be to teach numerous laboratory sections in food borne disease microbiology and possibly some introductory microbiology labs. Other main responsibilities include maintaining lab supplies and stock cultures, media preparation, and liaising with research faculty on microbiology related projects. The successful candidate may also become involved in other offerings and duties in the Health Sciences Department.

The union affiliation of this position is with the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union, Local 18, Teachers’ Bargaining Unit.

Application Details

Qualified candidates should send to the Human Resources Department:

  • a letter of application quoting the reference number (MLT1904) and identifying his/her education and experience as it relates to this position;
  • a resume;
  • complete contact information of three references; and
  • a copy of academic transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate).

Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m., 18 April 2019. Email applicants will receive a return email confirming receipt.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Cape Breton University is an equal opportunities/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Cape Breton University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal People, African Canadians or other persons from a visible minority group, persons with disabilities and women. Applicants who wish to be considered for this initiative should self-identify in their cover letter.

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Cape Breton University Human Resources Dept.

P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS  B1P 6L2

(902)563-1158 tel.

(902)563-1458 fax