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Laboratory and Fish Facility Technician

Job LocationSaskatoon, SK
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Job Description

Department: Anatomy, Physiology and PharmacologyStatus: Term,Employment Group: ResearchFull Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0Salary Information: The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.Posted Date: 2/22/2021Closing Date: Until Filled.Number of Openings: 1Primary Purpose: This position is to provide support to the zebrafish facility (0.5 FTE) and technical research support to a biomedical research laboratory (0.5 FTE).Nature of Work: The candidate will work in a collaborative team environment with two scientific labs (Eames and Collins labs) and also the staff in the Lab Animal Services Unit (LASU) in the Health Sciences building on campus. In addition to technical services, the candidate will provide management of the zebrafish facility (0.5 FTE). In the research lab, the role will be to perform general lab duties and assist lab personnel with experiments (0.5 FTE).Typical Duties or Accountabilities: Within the zebrafish facility, duties include daily feeding of zebrafish nursery stocks, preparation and maintenance of live feed, ethical handling of adult zebrafish, maintenance of zebrafish stock and inventory, equipment upkeep and cleaning, training and helping research lab personnel working with zebrafish, facilitating interactions with LASU personnel, and general fish room duties. Within the research lab, duties include molecular biology work, performing routine lab duties and assisting lab personnel with experiments.Education: A minimum B.Sc. in a biological discipline is preferred.Experience: Experience in animal care (either in lab or at home); preferable molecular biology experience. Previous experience working with zebrafish would be a great asset.Skills: The candidate should care for general animal well-being, be attentive and detail-oriented, and have excellent organizational and communication skills.Interested candidates should submit a cover letter indicating their experience and suitability for the position along with a CV (including at least 2 references) to Dr. Michelle Collins at michelle.collins@usask.ca.The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request.The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.

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