Laboratory Technologist, Public Health


Cape Breton University invites applicants for a one year, full-time limited term position as Laboratory Technologist in Public Health to commence August, 2019.

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 5000 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.

The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge and work experience in the field of public health. Ideally, the candidate will have a BHSc in Public Health. Previous experience in teaching in a laboratory environment is preferred.

Topics that may be taught include food hygiene, municipal services, occupational hygiene, waste management, public health administration, among others. The successful candidate may also becomes involved in other offerings in the Health Sciences Department. Other main responsibilities include maintaining lab supplies and lab premises, liaising with faculty, advising students and participating in promotional and recruitment activities.

The union affiliation for 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 (in PDF format):

  • a letter of application quoting the reference number (LPH1904);
  • a resume;
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness, and
  • three current letters of reference (sent directly to CBU).

Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. 28 May 2019. Applicants who apply by email (pdf format preferred) will receive a return email confirming receipt.

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.

Cape Breton University

Human Resources Dept.

P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS  B1P 6L2