Aquatic Facility Specialist III: National Institute of Health
National Institute of Health
|Primary Category:||AALAS, ALAT, LAT Animal Care Technicians|
|Type of Position:||Aquatic Facility Specialist III|
Description & Details:
Under the direction of Project Management, the Aquatic Facility Specialist III will provide technical and husbandry services. Primary responsibilities include the provision of animal husbandry to aquatic species (Zebrafish, Xenopus & Cavefish) or any other aquatic or semi-aquatic species that may be utilized in biomedical research, the scheduling of procedure room usage, husbandry room activities, and storage room maintenance. Duties include maintaining/ troubleshooting housing systems, performing basic water quality tests, room sanitation and maintaining detailed records. Responsible for completing assigned duties according to established procedures, guidelines, and instructions. Aquatic Facility Specialists II will demonstrate the ability to interact with investigators and have experience with the type of research animals assigned to the area.
AALAS LAT certification is required and obtain LATG certification within (6) months of eligibility. Have two years’ experience working with aquatic species required. Formal education shall include a minimum of a BS degree in biological sciences. Must be able to troubleshoot and correct all aquatic support equipment upon direction of the Facility Manager or Veterinarian. Perform prescribed treatment on the animals or system upon direction of the Facility Veterinarian. Researches new species, systems, techniques, products, and management of aquatic related topics relevant to the lab. Application of new knowledge or skills acquired through experience or training to perform the more complex tasks of the position. Must have a working knowledge of computer software (e.g. Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.)