Aquatics Research Support Technician: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


The Division of Comparative Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Date Posted: 07/25/2022
City: Chapel Hill
State: North Carolina
Primary Category: Technician
Type of Position: Research Technician - Advanced

Description & Details:

The Research Support Technician performs a variety of research support and husbandry duties. The candidate will be primarily working in the aquaculture facility and will also be cross-trained in other exotic species. This position is responsible for the daily care of research animals including cage cleaning and sanitation, animal observation, handling and restraint, feeding, water quality monitoring and mitigation, and system maintenance. Feed involves the handling and care of live zooplankton and insects. Research Support duties may include colony management, embryo production, husbandry research, administering routine treatments as directed by veterinary/vet care staff, administering special feed and water, dosing, and sample collection. This position is also responsible for assessing animal health and triaging issues. 

Emergency duties required during adverse weather and /or other emergency situations. Holiday and weekend work required on a rotating basis.



- Demonstrated experience performing animal husbandry in a laboratory animal environment or aquaculture facility.
- Demonstrated ability to function in a detail-oriented, teamwork environment.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with research/veterinary staff and personnel at all levels of an organization.
- Must be able to achieve AALAS certification at the ALAT level within the first year of the position.


- College level coursework in chemistry.
- AALAS Certification at the ALAT level or higher.

To Apply:

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Optional Documents

  1. Certification/licenses
  2. List of References

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