Lab Technologist, Microbiology


Cape Breton University is one of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities with a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science and professional programs and a unique commitment to community, economic development, aboriginal learning and research into many aspects of environment and culture. Currently home to approximately 3200 students, CBU’s vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations in final year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction and employability.

CBU delivers an authentic multicultural experience to all who become part of its academic community. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research, and we are known for our smaller class sizes as well as our friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU’s position in post-secondary education.

CBU invites applications for the full-time position of Lab Technologist, Microbiology to commence August 2016.

Teaching topics include introductory microbiology, medical microbiology, environmental microbiology, and food microbiology. The successful candidate may also become involved in other offerings in the Health Sciences Department in the School of Professional Studies. Other main responsibilities include maintaining lab supplies and stock cultures, media preparation, and liaising with faculty and school age students on microbiology related projects.

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 is required. Previous experience in a teaching laboratory setting is preferred.

CBU teaches programs on campus, off campus in locations across Canada, on-line, and off campus in locations outside Canada. The university and its partners will therefore provide opportunities for faculty to teach in different modes in different locations as part of their regular workload. While these opportunities may not be available equally for all faculty positions in all programs, a clear willingness to teach in different modes and locations will be noted as part of your application.

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

Qualified candidates should send a letter of application quoting the reference number (MIC1605), a resume, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three current letters of reference (sent directly to CBU) to the Human Resources Department. Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. May 30, 2016. Applicants who apply by email (pdf format preferred) will receive a return email confirming receipt.

Candidates selected for an interview will be required to prepare and deliver a 15 minute presentation on a lab topic provided in advance.

Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. CBU is open to part time and job share applications.

Cape Breton University

Human Resources Dept.

P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS  B1P 6L2