Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Lab Assistant II
Job Number: 84249
The Department of Genetics at Stanford University is looking for a full-time fish technician to help with research on aging and age-related diseases (https://web.stanford.edu/group/brunet/). This is a diverse and engaging environment with a culture of collaboration, scientific excellence, and support. The fish technician will care for the short-lived African killifish, which is a great model to study aging and age-related diseases. The fish technician will also perform laboratory procedures involving this fish. The ideal candidate will be well-organized, reliable, and motivated, and he/she will have excellent ability to interact with team members. Previous experience with fish husbandry is desired, but not required. Duties include:
Maintain various strains of fish
Maintain the Aquatic Housing Systems, including checking water parameters, preparing food, regular feeding, sterilize fish tanks etc.
Recognize and report signs of illness or behavioral abnormalities
Take fish census and record information, such as deaths.
Maintain accurate and compete records on fish inventory and breeding
Treat animal under the direction of a post-doctoral fellow(s)
Set-up breeding tanks and collect fish embryos, and hatch developed embryos
Perform lab procedures such as genotyping.
Perform lab procedures such as injecting DNA and RNA into fertilized eggs (fish transgenesis).
Organize the fish room.
Feeding the fish during the weekend approximately once a month (Saturday and Sunday) * - Other duties may also be assigned. Qualifications:
Demonstrated habits of cleanliness and neatness
Ability to keep detailed records
Ability to follow oral and written instruction in English
Understanding the techniques required to care for animals
Ability to lift and move a minimum of 30 pounds
Computer experience to maintain breeding records and other documents preferred
Ability to work in a pathogen-free environment using established procedures Additional Information
Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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