Research Technologist I

United States, North America
Mar 27, 2014

Position Information

Posting Number: 9250

Internal Posting Date: 03-26-2014

Internal Closing Date: 04-01-2014

External Closing Date:

Review of Applications begins on:

Job Title: Research Technologist I

Position Title/Rank:

Multiple Position Numbers

Multiple Position Numbers

Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Natural Science

Primary Department: 10032920 ZOOLOGY - CNS

Position Employee Group: Clerical Technical-CT

Appointment Basis:

Appointment Status:

Employment %: 100

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Work Hours: Variable

Varied Work Hours (if applicable): Must be available to work some weekends; schedule to be determined.

Project Tech/Flexible Appointment/Off-Date Information (if applicable): This is a project technician position funded through March 31, 2015.

Faculty: Salary Range
Support Staff: Pay Minimum

If flex, dates of annual flex leave:

Pay Grade Level: 08

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; 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, and orders; places and maintains records of service requests for facility maintenance as needed; maintains lab Web site and computer network.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications
Support Staff: Minimum Requirements
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 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; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Typing Requirements (wpm):

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; field and lab experience; 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.

Summary of Health Risks and Physical Demands (if applicable): Duties associated with this position involve working with animals or unfixed animal tissue and some lifting.

Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV

Optional Applicant Documents: Cover Letter
Other Document
Other Document 2
Other Document 3
Work/Writing Sample

Number of Reference Letters Required: No letters required

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Department Website Address:

Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair:

If flex, dates of annual flex leave:

If flexible appointment, indicate end date of annual flex leave:

If flex, number of months worked per year

Union Affiliation UnionPI74758956