Coral Aquarist/Lab Technician

University of Southern California, Los Angeles

The Kenkel lab is looking for an Aquarist/Lab Technician to join our growing

research group. The primary role of this position will be working to get our

new aquarium system for coral husbandry and manipulative experiments

running, and being responsible for subsequent maintenance of life support

systems and coral collections. Day to day responsibilities will include

feeding, water quality testing, maintenance of tanks and life support

systems and appropriate record keeping. The ideal candidate will have

maintained aquaria in a public aquarium or research laboratory, with proven

experience of running successful tropical coral systems, with a knowledge of

coral propagation and husbandry and water chemistry management.

Secondary responsibilities will include basic laboratory management, such as

ordering and inventory of lab consumables, and overseeing EH&S compliance of

all lab spaces. The candidate will also have the opportunity to participate

in field and laboratory experiments related to the focus of the lab =96 for

more information on potential projects, please see our website at Though an open water diver

certification is desirable, support will be provided to the candidate to

obtain necessary training and qualifications. Additional opportunities for

career development include training in molecular genetic techniques, such as

DNA/RNA extractions and PCR, and methods in coral ecophysiology.

This is a full-time/fixed-term position and includes benefits. The initial

appointment will be for a 6-month probationary period, after which yearly

reappointments are possible for successful and productive candidates.

Desired start date is 1 October 2017.

Apply at:–-University-Park-Campus/Research-Lab-Technician-II_REQ20048316-1