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Aquaculture Specialist III,  Zon Laboratory



Job Posting Description

At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As the teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Division of Hematology/Oncology and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
This Aquaculture Specialist III will be responsible for:

  • Managing all activities centered around the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocol(s) for the laboratory.  Writing and submitting three-year and annual renewals, as well as periodic amendments to the protocol as dictated by the research goals and projects of the laboratory.  Training and adding staff to the protocol.  Maintaining training records and occupational health clearances for laboratory staff.
  • Managing the financial aspects of the laboratory as they relate to its fish research program.  Developing and maintaining operating budgets. Ordering supplies and liaising with vendors/suppliers. Participating in quarterly laboratory finance meetings.
  • Overseeing the exchange of resources related to the laboratory’s fish program, both within and outside the BCH research community.  Protecting BCH intellectual property during interactions with collaborators by helping to execute necessary material transfer agreements and shipping requests. Preparing documentation required for international transport of fish; including customs declaration forms and health certificates.
  • Coordinating the activities of laboratory technicians, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows in the zebrafish facilities, ensuring that standard operating procedures are followed, and laboratory facilities are effectively utilized.  
  • Operating, maintaining and troubleshooting sophisticated recirculating aquaculture systems, as well as aquatics tank washers, feeding robots, and integrated electronic water quality monitoring systems, all observing standard operating procedures and safety guidelines. Coordinating service to units, if required.
  • Troubleshooting animal health and welfare issues and communicating them to ARP Manager.
  • Performing various husbandry tasks, including spawning, in-vitro fertilization, and numerous other procedures that involve the handing of fish.  

To qualify, you must have:

  • The analytical skills to resolve highly complex problems requiring the application of scientific or technical principles.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface effectively with scientific staff.
  • The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in Biology or a closely related field and 4 years of experience. Academic training in fish biology, aquaculture, or aquatic ecology is highly preferred.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a rotating days/evenings and week-end schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Interested parties should contact Christian Lawrence ( with questions. 


Full Time



Schedule (i.e. Mon. - Fri.)


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