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Under direct supervision of the Principal Investigator and/or laboratory manager, provides routine technical support to manage a zebrafish colony that houses over 10,000 fish for the study of the genetics of blood clotting disorders and porphyria
Management of zebrafish colony including daily feeding of fish, maintaining a brine shrimp hatchery and rotifers, monitoring and maintaining water quality, maintaining records, collecting embryos and providing care to pediatric fish (50%)
Maintain fish facility in a clean and orderly manner in compliance with EHS and ACUO and IACUC university requirements, cleaning fish tanks and tank parts, standardizing probes for pH and conductivity, changing filters, maintaining and/or troubleshooting pumps and associated equipment (30%)
Breed fish to maintain transgenic and wild type lines
Screen transgenic embryos using fluorescent microscopy (14%)
Manage the activities of 1-4 undergraduate employees
Participate in laboratory meetings
Provide technical support according to the overall project goals as developed by Principal Investigator (6%)
Responsible, reliable and trustworthy individual with excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
Must demonstrate ability to work independently and as part of a team
Show initiative and ability to learn new skills or techniques
Must be able to work weekends and respond to system alarms as needed
Prior aquatic or zebrafish husbandry experience
Must be able to lift water filled tanks, filter bags and carbon containers that span a weight range of 10-60 lbs. on a routine basis
Excellent attendance, ability to prioritize appropriately and exercise good judgement
One-year experience in a research setting relevant to the position
Experience with troubleshooting plumbing, pumps and water quality controllers
Familiarity with University/Michigan Medicine research administration, systems, policies and/or procedures
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