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The Weinstein Laboratory

Aquatics Technician

National Institutes of Health

Applications will be accepted for consideration for possible future openings for a full-time aquatics/laboratory technician at a zebrafish laboratory at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. The successful applicant will assist researchers studying the embryonic development of the circulatory system.

The position includes:
Propagating and maintaining zebrafish stocks; assisting with ongoing genetic screens for vascular-specific mutants; maintaining computerized database (Filemaker) of zebrafish stocks; obtaining zebrafish sperm for cryopreservation and performing in vitro fertilization (IVF); assisting with other aquatics and laboratory tasks. Basic husbandry (ie. feeding, fish facility maintenance, etc.) is performed by other animal facility care staff.

Desired qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or higher preferred, with strong preference for degrees in the Life Sciences and knowledge of genetics; previous aquatics and/or fish husbandry experience and/or education also strongly preferred; previous experience with zebrafish and fish in vitro fertilization highly desirable; previous laboratory experience also desirable, particularly in molecular biology and/or histology; strong organizational skills, an attention to detail, and a positive work ethic are essential.

Apply by mail or email including a cover letter, full resume, three references, and salary expectations.

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

email: flyingfish2@nih.gov

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