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The purpose of this position is to support the Monk Laboratory with zebrafish husbandry. The research technician needs to perform very independently with little supervision in order to recognize issues and problem solve potential solutions with lab personnel.
1. Zebrafish feeding includes:
Feed the fish twice daily (M-F), daily harvest and feeding of rotifers (M-F) and daily harvest and feeding of brine shrimp (M-F)
2. Facility cleaning includes:
Tank cleaning, swapping dirty tanks & lids, rinsing off tanks from bleach baths, changing out bleach baths, and changing out soaking tubs.
3. Facility maintenance includes:
Changing out filter socks weekly, washing filter socks as needed, maintenance of the dosing solutions, maintenance of embryo medium stock, weekly checking of the pH and conductivity solutions, weekly probe reading checks, and weekly water quality checks.
4. Facility logging includes:
Updating the morbidity log and maintaining the animal use log for yearly reports.
5. Zebrafish husbandry includes:
Humanely euthanizing fish as needed, cleaning the floors and general areas, fin clip genotyping as needed and breeding fish as needed.
Bachelors degree (4yr) with major courses in field of research; or AA (2yr) and 3 years of relevant experience.
Experience with zebrafish husbandry.
Highly-motivated, meticulously organized, and detail oriented.
Must be comfortable handling zebrafish and comfortable in performing humane euthanasia.
Working conditions: Full time position, schedule to be determined, working in research labboratory.
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