Aquaculture Research Technician
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Location: Hampton, VA
Company: Hampton University
Closing Date: Friday, December 9, 2016
Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree or 1-2 years of relevant lab experience.
Description: Specifically, this individual will be required to perform the following duties: 1) Twice daily feedings of the zebrafish, including feeding and attention to the zebrafish nursery, as well as weekend and holiday feedings. 2) The candidate will also need to be on-call for occasional off hour duties for maintenance and repair of equipment or in case of other issues. Reliability is essential and the candidate will be required to share their mobile number with the administrative staff in the event of emergencies requiring immediate attention. 3) The successful candidate will also need to maintain/calibrate and replace, as necessary, pH and conductivity meters, pumps, filters, and other equipment related to the facility. 4) The successful candidate will also assist with other routine facility duties such as cleaning of tanks, moving of tanks/fish, and setup of fish for breeding and collection of embryos. 5) This individual will be required to maintain of certain shared, commonly used fish lines and monitor general fish health throughout the facility. 6) Keep records of zebrafish facility parameters (temperature, water pH, etc.) as well as fish health (fish census, new line and breeding records, etc.). 7) This successful candidate will ensure that fish feeding assignments are made for holidays by assembling and distributing a schedule, as necessary for days not covered by this individual.
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