The Department of Genetics at Stanford University is looking for a full-time
fish technician to help with research on aging and age-related diseases
(https: // web.stanford.edu/group/brunet/). This is a diverse and engaging
environment with a culture of collaboration, scientific excellence, and
support. This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective
bargaining agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the
terms and conditions of employment.
The fish technician will care for the short-lived African killifish, which is
a great model to study aging and age-related diseases. The fish technician
will also perform laboratory procedures involving this fish. The ideal
candidate will be well-organized, reliable, and motivated, and he/she will
have excellent ability to interact with team members. Previous experience with
fish husbandry is desired, but not required.
Maintain various strains of fish
Maintain the Aquatic Housing Systems, including checking water parameters,
preparing food, regular feeding, sterilize fish tanks etc.
Recognize and report signs of illness or behavioral abnormalities
Take fish census and record information, such as deaths.
Maintain accurate and compete records on fish inventory and breeding
Treat animal under the direction of a post-doctoral fellow(s)
Set-up breeding tanks and collect fish embryos, and hatch developed
Perform lab procedures such as genotyping.
Perform lab procedures such as injecting DNA and RNA into fertilized eggs
Organize the fish room.
Feeding the fish during the weekend approximately once a month (Saturday
Demonstrated habits of cleanliness and neatness
Ability to keep detailed records
Ability to follow oral and written instruction in English
Understanding the techniques required to care for animals
Computer experience to maintain breeding records and other documents
Ability to work in a pathogen-free environment using established
This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective bargaining
agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the terms and
conditions of employment.
A least two years of animal work experience is desired. Experience working
with fish is highly desired.
Computer experience (excel, word, email, etc.) in order to maintain
breeding records and other documents preferred.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
This position requires a minimum of one year of Laboratory Assistant I level
or a combination of education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
In addition to the qualifications listed for the Laboratory Glassware
Washer, these employees must have demonstrated initiative and good
Ability to perform work with a minimum of error under general supervision.
Ability to train others in aspects of Lab Assistant work.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
Manual dexterity to perform assigned tasks.
Write by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts.
Frequently stand/walk, perform seated work, operate special machines
Occasionally twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach /work above shoulders, light
Lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 20 pounds.
Rarely help move heavier items (e.g. chairs or lab equipment; packages of
supplies; drums containing 2 to 15 gallons, depending on ability.
In some Glassware Washing operations, occasionally may pull a wheeled
Glassware cart that weighs approximately 100 pounds
- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will
provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who
requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Work occurs in a research laboratory environment. Depending on research, Lab
Assistants may work in the vicinity of animals, chemicals, gasses or hazardous
materials. Expected to follow all safety requirements and procedures,
including wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) if
WORK STANDARDS (from JDL):
When conducting university business, must comply with the California
Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford
colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal
responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses
and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies
and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and
other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,
https:// adminguide.stanford.edu and the appropriate collective bargaining
agreement at https: // cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/hr-processes-