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
http://dornsife.usc.edu/labs/carlslab. 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.