Zebrafish research related job
clawrenc at fas.harvard.edu
Wed Mar 6 12:06:53 EST 2002
Research Assistant (1) Position, Department of Molecular and
Cellular Biology, Harvard University Duties and Responsibilities:
Primary responsibilities will include assisting in the maintenance of
an aquaculture facility and the development of a computerized
laboratory database. Duties will be comprised of caring for and
raising zebrafish for daily embryo production and stock
maintenance, daily feeding, regular aquarium cleaning, recirculating
aquaculture system maintenance, culture of invertebrate food
sources, as well as setting up breeding fish and collecting and
cleaning embryos. Additional duties will include completing routine
tasks associated with general facility upkeep.
The candidate will also be expected to participate in ongoing
research projects involving a medium scale mutagenesis screen.
This would include applying embryological and histological
techniques for the characterization of mutants, sperm freezing, and
the reconstituting of frozen stocks via in vitro fertilization
techniques. The candidate will be expected to design, construct,
and maintain a computerized database of laboratory mutations and
their corresponding phenotypes.
Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree in the
biological sciences preferred, with some embryology and histology
experience. Candidate should possess good computer skills, with
a working knowledge of database construction and management,
and should also have the ability to work with a variety of people.
This position involves working flexible hours, with weekend and
some holiday duties required.
To apply, send a brief cover letter, resume, and the phone numbers
and emails of three references to:
Christian Lawrence/Salvatore Sciascia
The Biological Laboratories
Cambridge, MA 02138
Email: clawrenc at fas.harvard.edu or sjsciasc at fas.harvard.edu
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