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Children's Hospital Boston Aquaculture Specialist I in Boston, Massachusetts

59073BRTitle:Aquaculture Specialist IDepartment:Research-Research AdministrationAutoReqId:59073BRStatus:Part-TimeStandard Hours per Week:10 Job Category:ResearchJob Posting Description: At Boston Children’s Hospital, the quality of our care – and our inclusive hospital working environment – lies in the diversity of our people. With patients from local communities and 160 countries around the world, we’re committed to reflecting the spectrum of their cultures, while opening doors of opportunity for our team. Here, different talents pursue common goals. Voices are heard and ideas are shared. Join us, and discover how your unique contributions can change lives. Yours included.

This Aquaculture Specialist I will be responsible for:

  • Feeding populations of fish the proper type and amount of food, depending on life stage and experimental application.

  • Operating 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.

  • Performing and recording daily animal health and welfare observations, communicating adverse findings to the ARP manager and Specialist II.

  • Performing daily oversight and operation of aquaculture systems and communicating any problems to the ARP Manager or Specialist II.

  • Performing various husbandry tasks, including spawning, in-vitro fertilization, and other procedures that involve the handing of fish.

  • Maintaining live invertebrate cultures for feeding larval fish.

  • Performing and recording all water quality testing.

  • Providing training on some practices and procedures to new employees and scientific staff.

  • Monitoring supply needs and ordering needed items in timely manner.

    To qualify, you must have:

  • 2-3 years of experience working in an aquaculture environment.

  • Available 10 hours per week.

  • The analytical skills to identify highly complex problems requiring the application of clinical, scientific or technical principles, theories and concepts and in‑depth, cross‑functional experienced‑based knowledge.

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with people from a wide variety of social and educational backgrounds.

    Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.

    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, 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.

Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular

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