Manage the day-to-day running of the saltwater aquarium systems and animal care in two Biology labs (60% Buston Lab; 20% Other Lab) and provide back-up/support for the BUMP lab (20%), facilitating teaching, training and research in these labs. The aquarium systems are large, re- circulating, saltwater systems that are run using computerized aquarium controllers. The animals are coral reef fishes and invertebrates that must be cared for on a daily basis. Teaching, training and research in the labs focuses on population, evolutionary and behavioral ecology of these organisms. The purpose of this position is to facilitate the research and training of undergraduate and graduate students; therefore, management will involve working closely with a diverse team of students.
Salary: Grade 25
Bachelor's degree and one to three years of experience required. Degree in Biology, Marine Biology, or Aquaculture, preferred. Experience in aquarium maintenance, animal care, student mentoring and research facilitation could substitute for formal qualifications. Valid driver's license. Experience with computerized aquarium controllers (e.g. Profilux). Experience with larval rearing and culturing of live foods. Experience with plumbing and electrics useful. Experience as a SCUBA diver useful but not essential.
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