Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Availability to work weekends and holidays is required.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Developmental Biology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Position provides skilled fish care and technical assistance. Position assists with the technical aspects of studies and experiments, including documentation and preparation of materials.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Following standard operating procedures for working with zebrafish, performs the following duties which include but are not limited to the following:
Records daily light, temperature and humidity controls.
Records water quality which includes pH, conductivity, ammonia levels, and nitrate levels.
Performs daily, weekly, monthly and yearly operations to maintain the operating quality of the Fish Facility equipment, as well as the health of the fish.
Maintains and harvests saltwater rotifers and stocks young zebrafish larvae on nursery system.
Labels and sanitizes fish tanks.
Washes and cleans/sterilizes tanks and other equipment. Operates cleaning equipment including washer and autoclave.
Receives and stores materials and supplies.
Performs general housekeeping duties as assigned.
Maintains close surveillance of fish health, reporting signs of illness/problems to facility supervisor.
Participates in training, continuing education.
Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
Bachelor’s degree with one year of experience in a laboratory setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling four years.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
For over 100 years, the Department of Developmental Biology has been a leader in developmental biology, stem cell biology, physiology, aging and more. Our faculty and trainees focus on the profoundly complex challenge of understanding organogenesis, encompassing the earliest developmental processes in the embryo, organism and cellular physiology, as well as tissue homeostasis and repair.
Demonstrated familiarity of standard laboratory policies, procedures and equipment regarding the maintenance of zebrafish and aquatic equipment.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators.
Ability to maintain complete and organized records/reports.
Working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.
The hiring range for this position is $14.07 - $18.99 per hour.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R06.
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.
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