Occasional work may be required on evenings and weekends, not to exceed 40 hrs per week. This position will begin on 01/16/2013 and will end on 01/15/2014, with the possibility of renewal on an annual basis depending upon adequate funding.
This position is needed to assist Dr. Johann Eberhart with the daily functioning of zebrafish research in the laboratory.
Caring for and feeding zebrafish adults and embryos. Assist with designing and carrying out genotyping zebrafish via PCR and sequencing. Set up matings of zebrafish adults. Assist with other various experiments via cloning, plasmid preparation, and other molecular biology techniques or methods. Perform skeletal staining of zebrafish embryos. Produce necessary lab solutions.
Other related functions as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in biology, molecular biology, or other related scientific field. Exceptional organizational skills with an attention to detail. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Experience caring for and handling zebrafish is preferred. Working experience in a laboratory. Experience at monitoring water quality for zebrafish, with skeletal staining, with making lab solutions and implements is desired.
May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Lifting and moving This position requires working with an aquatic habitats fish facility system and requires handling vertebrate animals and transgenic organisms.