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The Center of Comparative Medicine and Pathology (CCMP), serving both the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM), is seeking an Aquatics Systems and Services Manager for our Zebrafish Facility to oversee our rapidly growing program supporting leading edge science in cancer, developmental biology, neuroscience, as well as cell and vascular biology.
As an Aquatics Manager you will:
Oversee and develop the programmatic, administrative, operational and technical activities of two state-of-the-art and one satellite core facilities, which have the capacity to house over 160,000 zebrafish (Danio rerio).
Handle operational management of all facilities and systems including supervising, training and scheduling the activities of aquatics technicians assigned to the program; collaborating extensively with scientific staff regarding the use and refinement of their aquatic animal models; and conducting research to meet these needs.
Provide technical services to scientific staff; assist with IACUC animal protocol development; and review and ensure a high level of customer service by providing timely, accurate and expert support to researchers in all aspects of research utilizing aquatic species.
BA/BS or advanced degree in Biology or related field and a minimum two (2) years’ experience in the management of zebrafish (or other fish species used as laboratory models) systems
Excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal and computer skills; the ability to function independently with minimal supervision; and strong analytical skills to resolve complex problems requiring the use of scientific, mathematical or technical principles
- Master’s degree and five (5) years’ experience in the field with demonstrated supervisory experience, certification or other formal training in zebrafish husbandry, and AALAS Certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) or Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) level preferred.
Knowledge of general engineering principals of the aquatic life support systems and basic plumbing skills and an understanding of genetic principles, population biology and biosecurity are desirable.
MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.
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