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The Opportunity


POSTING DATE: June 18, 2018
CLOSING DATE: June 25, 2018

Manager, Zebrafish Core Facility
Medical Research Development Office

Position Summary:

The Zebrafish Core Facility (ZCF) provides state-of-the-art infrastructure, as well as services and training for researchers, at Dalhousie Faculties, and other institutions. The facility has capacity for approx. 60,000 fish and currently maintains more than 100 wildtype and genetically modified zebrafish lines. The Manager position is a full-time, term position. The Manager will be expected to provide all necessary expertise in biomedical zebrafish aquaculture and management of a large and complex aquatics facility. The Manager ensures a high standard of service support to researchers and a high quality of care to the animals in accordance with Canadian Council on Animal Care guidelines.

This position reports operationally to the Chair of the Zebrafish Oversight Committee and administratively to the Manager of Operations. 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:


  • Daily management of the facility including direct supervision of technical and student personnel
  • Oversight, operation and troubleshooting of associated facility infrastructure and equipment
  • Provide leadership and direction regarding new techniques and services that can be offered to users
  • All aspects of zebrafish colony management including: breeding schemes and colony size, tracking strain data including phenotype characteristics, pedigrees and generation #, breeder rotation, performance issues, etc.

A detailed job description is available on request.

Qualifications: A minimum BSc (with MSc preferred) in Biology or related field, plus at least two years' experience working in a zebrafish facility. Experience in animal husbandry and management of a large and complex aquatic facility utilizing recirculating systems is essential. In addition, website maintenance and specialized knowledge in biomedical zebrafish use, molecular and cryopreservation techniques and CRISPR is preferred. Must be able to work independently, as well as have excellent organization and communication skills. Some basic electrical and plumbing knowledge would be preferred. Job duties require flexible hours and working a rotating weekend schedule. This position also receives emergency after hour's calls and responds to facility alarms.

Status: 40 hours/week
Pay Scale: $55,000
Duration: 1 year term with possibility of renewal
Deadline for application: June 25, 2018

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

Carla Ross
Director, Research Development

Only applications submitted directly to the e-mail address above will be considered. We thank all applicants, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

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Dalhousie University

 Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 18,500 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that’s celebrating 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.

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