Fish Tech position available

Pat Edwards edwards at uoneuro.uoregon.edu
Fri May 2 15:50:49 EST 1997


I am posting this for Brant Weinstein.  Please respond directly to him
(weinstein at helix.mgh.harvard.edu)
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*****EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY*****

AQUATICS TECHNICIAN
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

An aquatics/laboratory technician is sought for a newly established
zebrafish research laboratory at the National Institute of Child
Health and Human Development, NIH.  The successful applicant will
assist researchers studying the embryogenesis of the circulatory
system in this model vertebrate.

Specific duties will include:

*       Propagate developmental mutant-bearing zebrafish stocks by :
                -outcrossing heterozygous carriers
                -identifying new heterozygous carriers via sib matings
*       Maintain wild-type stocks
*       Maintain computer database of zebrafish stocks
*       Monitor breeding programs for mutant and wild-type zebrafish
stocks
*       Obtain zebrafish sperm for cryopreservation and perform in
vitro
        fertilization (IVF)
*       Assist with other aquatics and laboratory (primarily histology
and
        molecular biology) tasks as directed by laboratory principal
        investigator

Desired qualifications:

*       Bachelor's degree or higher, preferentially in the Life
Sciences
*       Previous aquatics experience and/or education strongly
preferred
*       Previous experience with zebrafish and/or fish IVF desirable
*       Previous laboratory experience also desirable, particularly in
molecular
        biology and/or histology
*       Reliability and attention to detail are essential

Salary will be commensurate with experience; full health benefits
included.
Start date July-August 1997.

To apply please please send a cover letter and full resume by e-mail
to weinstein at helix.mgh.harvard.edu

or by post, to:

Brant M. Weinstein, Ph.D.
Unit on Vertebrate Organogenesis
Laboratory of Molecular Genetics
NICHD, Building 6B, Room 309
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892






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