Laboratory Assistant

Expiring today

California, United States
12 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
12 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Genetics at Stanford University is looking for a full-time fish technician to help with research on aging and age-related diseases ( This is a diverse and engaging environment with a culture of collaboration, scientific excellence, and support.

Duties include:

  • Maintain various strains of fish
  • Maintain the Aquatic Housing Systems, including checking water parameters, preparing food, regular feeding, sterilize fish tanks etc.
  • Recognize and report signs of illness or behavioral abnormalities
  • Take fish census and record information, such as deaths.
  • Maintain accurate and compete records on fish inventory and breeding
  • Treat animal under the direction of a post-doctoral fellow(s)
  • Set-up breeding tanks and collect fish embryos, and hatch developed embryos
  • Perform lab procedures such as genotyping.
  • Perform lab procedures such as injecting DNA and RNA into fertilized eggs (fish transgenesis).
  • Organize the fish room.
  • Feeding the fish during the weekend approximately once a month (Saturday and Sunday)

The fish technician will care for the short-lived African killifish, which is a great model to study aging and age-related diseases. The fish technician will also perform laboratory procedures involving this fish. The ideal candidate will be well-organized, reliable, and motivated, and he/she will have excellent ability to interact with team members. Previous experience with fish husbandry is desired, but not required.


  • Demonstrated habits of cleanliness and neatness.
  • Ability to keep detailed records.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instruction in English.
  • Understanding the techniques required to care for animals.
  • Ability to lift and move a minimum of 30 pounds.
  • Computer experience to maintain breeding records and other documents preferred.
  • Ability to work in a pathogen-free environment using established procedures.

Special skills, knowledge, or training required, including tools or equipment used:

A least two years of animal work experience is desired. Experience working with fish is highly desired.
Computer experience (excel, word, email, etc.) in order to maintain breeding records and other documents preferred.

Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 5794
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: A16
Department URL:
Requisition ID: 84616