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POSTING DATE: June 28, 2017
CLOSING DATE: July 12, 2017

Technician, Zebrafish Core Facility
Medical Research Development Office

Position Summary:

The Zebrafish Core Facility supports zebrafish research within the University and serves as a national resource for zebrafish strains and biomedical aquaculture knowledge. The Facility currently houses 20,000 fish with the capability of maintaining up to 60,000. This position will be part of a family of advanced research facilities (Centralized Operations of Research Equipment and Supports, or CORES).  More information about CORES can be found at:

As a Technician in the Zebrafish Core Facility, the incumbent will be expected to provide all necessary expertise in biomedical aquaculture and management of a large and complex aquatic facility. Candidates must be willing to work shift hours, including weekends. This is a grant paid position. This position reports to the Manager of the Zebrafish Core Facility.


  • Specific duties include: daily feeding, cleaning, breeding and maintenance of wild-type, transgenic and mutant strains.
  • Screen transgenic and mutant fish lines and create new strains.
  • Conduct facility tours.
  • Complete a wide range of molecular techniques such as PCR and gel electrophoresis. 
  • Actively work with researchers to assist with experiment set up. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Biology or related field, or equivalent combination of training and experience.  Experience working with aquatic systems and aquatic animals is required.  Experience with zebrafish is desirable.  Experience with basic plumbing and electrical would be an asset.  Planning, organization, and problem solving skills are essential as is a familiarity with a wide range of computer programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and FileMaker Pro.

Status:  min 35 hours/week   
Pay Scale: $16.50/hr ($30,030/year) plus benefits
Duration: 2 year term position (with possibility of renewal)
Start Date: ASAP     

Deadline for application: July 12, 2017

Interested parties should forward a cover letter and current CV to:       

Carla Ross

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  We thank all applicants, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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