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POSITION SUMMARY: Oversees and manages the operations of the Fish Facility. Oversees personnel. Responsible for the smooth operation of state-of-the art automated aquatic fish feeding system, RO water supply system, fish tank water recirculation and biofiltration and other laboratory equipment.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Oversee and maintain the general operations of the Fish Facility that will house 7000 fish tanks. Duties include but are not limited to the following:
- Assures the fish health by:
- Maintaining the aquatic equipment that is state-of-the art automated fish feeding system, related pumps, motors and filters, reservoir tanks, etc.
- Maintain the RO system that provides 750 gallons of water per day
- Provide the preventive maintenance on the automated fish feeding system, the RO water system, pumps, tubing, etc. to assure proper operation of the machinery.
- Maintain two large washers and cleaning room, assuring barriers between clean and dirty glassware is maintained
- Maintain the Alarm Management System which includes internal and external notification devices.
- Maintaining proper light and temperature controls
- Maintaining the ideal water quality which includes pH, conductivity, ammonia levels, nitrite levels, and nitrate levels.
- Maintain the Nursery System
- Assures that daily, weekly, monthly and yearly operations are performed to maintain the operating quality of the Fish Facility equipment as well as the health of the fish.
- Assures the proper feeding of the adult and baby fish
- Assures the brine shrimp production
- Maintains the tanks which includes proper labeling and sanitization
- Assures facility is set for mating crosses
- Assist in the maintenance of the Quarantine Room, located on the investigator’s laboratory, on a different floor, working closely with laboratory personnel to monitor the water quality, pumps, racks, feeding, etc.
- Maintain close contact with the manufacturer of the aquatic automated feeding system and the R/O water system to assure proper function and immediate repairs when necessary.
- Performs laboratory administrative functions such as scheduling, purchasing and establishing record keeping systems.
- Billing services to other university investigators, the laboratory manager will assist the business manager with the guidelines established under the University Recharge Guidelines and help with setting up systems to properly track billable activities, maintain backup, monitor and develop cost analysis procedures, etc.
- Supervises laboratory staff assigned, distributes workload to staff and oversees the established standard operating procedures, review of staff work, trains, explaining policies and procedures and screening of new employees.
- Develops procedure manuals and operational/technical guidelines for lab studies.
- Participates in lab study processes, maintaining records and preparing reports as required.
- Researches and recommends new methods and procedures to maintain current capabilities, quality and standards.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Please attach CV and letters of reference.
Works in a complex state-of-the art aquatic facility laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. Floors are wet and caution must be used at all times. Must be physically able to wear protective equipment. Must be able to provide standard care to aquatic research animals. Some heavy labor involved.
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.
Master’s degree with 5 years experience in lab or equivalent combination of education and experience equaling 12 years.
-Retirement Savings Plan
-22 vacation days
-8 Paid Holidays
-Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children
-Free Metro Link/ Bus pass
-Free Life Insurance
-Health, Dental, Vision
-Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
-Long Term Disability Insurance
-Flex Spending Plan
Med School HR website (medschoolhr.wustl.edu)
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Developmental Biology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
- Demonstrate expert knowledge on state-of-the-art aquatic facility. knowledge of standard laboratory policies, procedures and equipment regarding the maintenance of zebrafish and aquatic equipment.
- Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.
- Analytical and problem solving research skills.
- Ability to communicate in oral and written form with all levels of personnel and for technical publications.
- Ability to prioritize tasks in a diverse environment.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R11.
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.