Responsible for day-to-day operations of a multiuser, Zebrafish and aquatic frog facility, as well as long-term maintenance and management in cooperation with the principal users. This position will report to both the Chair of Molecular and Cellular Developmental Biology and the Managing Director of Campus Animal Care.
Daily operation and upkeep of the facility including feeding, monitoring water conditions and colony health, stock maintenance, and staff training
Coordination of regulatory and compliance activities
Oversite to facility access, training of facility users
Breeding and stock maintenance
Creation and maintenance of SOPs, manuals, and novel techniques
Document and Log new stocks from the nursery
Direct work of students and temporary staff
Track and compile nursery viability rates
Perform routine and non-routine facility maintenance
Assist Facility users with routine Facility operations and occasional experiments
Emergency availability: Occasional after-hours emergency availability to respond to health and environmental situations as they arise
Record data, summarizes, and analyzes results using basic statistics
Prepares laboratory reagents, chemicals, instruments, and equipment
Maintains supplies inventory in accordance with departmental procedures
Bachelor Degree or equivalent level of related research animal experience
Able to function independently and show initiative in keeping up-to-date on the latest developments in Zebrafish husbandry.
Strong skills in data management and organization
Two years of experience in providing direct care to aquatic species in a laboratory or equivalent environment.
Experience in direct management of an aquatics facility in a laboratory setting
Specialized training in aquaculture
Able to work well with multiple Facility users with varying levels of expertise, including students, fellows, faculty, and staff.
Experience with software used for data management, such as Microsoft Excel or other database software
Monday – Friday 40hrs/ some weekends/holidays
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