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Research Technologist I

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Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 08
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Integrative Biology 10032920
Salary: 16.45
Location: East Lansing
Categories: 3/4 Time (65-89.9%), Clerical Technical- CT, Research/Scientific, Union

Position Summary

Primary responsibility for maintaining large colony of stickleback fish, including caring for fish, keeping aquaria and lab clean and in good working order; provides support for ongoing experiments, including collection and analysis of morphological, genetic, and behavioral data on threespine sticklebacks; supervises and trains undergraduate assistants and other lab members in fish husbandry and lab maintenance tasks; orders equipment, supplies, and materials, and oversees maintaining supplies necessary for fish care and experiments in the lab; maintains animal care records and lab records of animal and maintenance protocols, genetic crosses, supplies, orders; places and maintains records of service requests for facility maintenance as needed; maintains lab Web site and computer network. This is a limited term position funded until December 31, 2018 with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Biology or a related field with knowledge of animal behavior, ecology, and evolution; up to six months of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience with fish husbandry, including care of adult and juvenile fish and embryos, and setting up and maintaining large numbers of aquaria for freshwater fish; experience handling fish, including photographing, capture and release, marking with elastomer, and making artificial crosses; experience with biological lab work, including either behavioral, morphological or molecular research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

Excellent organizational and communication skills; absolutely dependable; ability to take charge and oversee animal husbandry and lab procedures, including understanding of campus animal care policy and procedures; experience training and supervising assistants in fish care and colony maintenance; experience doing both field and lab work; experience with ecological methods, including habitat characterization and behavioral methods, including observing mating behavior; experience with the use of spreadsheet software (e.g., Excel, etc.) and introductory statistics; interest and experience with behavioral and ecological research with fishes, including morphology, dissection, histology, microscope work, sample preparation for genetic analysis; experience maintaining and/or creating websites.

Work Hours

75% time, hours to be determined

Description of End Date

This is a limited term position funded until December 31, 2018 with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.


Bidding eligibility ends on 2/13/18 at 11:55 PM.

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

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