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Department Name/Job Location:
This opportunity is in the Zebrafish Facility in the Department of Developmental Biology and located on the Medical School Campus.
This opportunity is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Hours are generally normal business hours but may vary due to the timing for experiments and other research activity deadlines.
We are seeking an outstanding applicant to join at the level of Research Laboratory Supervisor to oversee and manage the operations and the personnel of the Zebrafish Facility.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Supervisor is responsible for the smooth operation of the state-of-the art automated aquatic fish feeding system (Tritones),
RO water supply system;
Zebrafish water recirculation systems, rotifer cultures, fish health;
Bio-filtration system as well as other laboratory equipment.
Performs laboratory administrative functions such as scheduling, purchasing and establishing record keeping systems.
Supervises laboratory staff assigned, assuring appropriate study procedures, review of staff work, explaining policies and procedures and screening of new employees.
Develops procedure manuals and operational/technical guidelines for lab studies.
Researches and recommends new methods and procedures to maintain current capabilities, quality and standards.
Bachelor’s degree with 3 or more years of lab experience including supervisory responsibility or equivalent combination of education and experience equaling 7 years
Washington University in St. Louis is home to one of the largest and most modern zebrafish facilities in the world with robotic feeding and cleaning systems. This facility allows for large-scale, collaborative projects that would not be possible for individual investigators, helping scientists understand human development and disease, from birth defects and cancer to muscle and nerve disorders. The facility has almost 7,000 tanks, including a 2,000-tank nursery and is used by more than 20 laboratories. The facility also has extensive capabilities for obtaining, viewing, and manipulating fish embryos.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits.� Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
Bachelor's degree with 3 years' experience in an aquatics or aquaculture setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling 7 years.
Applicants with primary responsibility for an aquatics system for one or multiple users are strongly encouraged to apply.
Knowledge of standard policies, procedures and equipment regarding the maintenance of zebrafish and aquatic equipment is expected.
Experience with Tecniplast zebrafish systems is a plus.
The candidate should have excellent communication, interpersonal and managerial skills.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Works in an environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. Must be physically able to wear protective equipment. Must be able to provide standard care to research animals.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.