Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society
The research group of Felicity Jones at the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society is looking for a motivated
Animal Husbandry Technician – Fish (Tierpfleger/in Full time)
Our lab investigates the molecular mechanisms of adaptation and speciation in threespine stickleback fish. Using functional genetics and genomics we aim to understand the molecular changes that contribute to phenotypic differences, affect individual fitness and play a role in adaptive divergence.
Your responsibilities: You will be responsible for the feeding, care, husbandry and maintenance of threespine stickleback fish in a state-of-the-art aquarium facility. You will be actively involved in the day-to-day running of the facility including the administering of food, monitoring of animal health, water chemistry changes, aquarium cleaning, and record keeping in a husbandry database, and technical maintenance of the aquarium facility. Basic knowledge and experience working with fish husbandry would be advantageous. As we study natural populations of sticklebacks, your help and participation with field collections and logistics may occasionally be required.
Our requirements: We are looking for a reliable, enthusiastic and motivated individual with training in animal husbandry, biological sciences or similar qualification. Prior experience with fish husbandry and technical running of aquatic facilities (handling, crossing, breeding, care, and water chemistry) would be advantageous but not required. The ability to carry out clean and physically demanding work is an absolute requirement. Willingness to learn and troubleshoot new techniques is important. Experience or understanding of basic genetics would be helpful, but is not necessarily a requirement. We expect from you interest and enjoyment in basic research, goal-oriented and self-motivated work ethic, flexibility and the readiness to learn new skills. English communication skills would be useful, as English is the working language in our lab.
We offer: Interesting work in an interdisciplinary team with scientists, and international atmosphere and excellent lab working conditions. We will provide comprehensive on-the-job training. We offer remuneration in accordance to the TVöD standard based on qualification and previous experience. The position is initially limited to 2 years, with the possibility of extension. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. The Max-Planck society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.
Application deadline: 10th July 2015. Please send your applications with CV and contact details of at least two referees by post or e-mail to:
Dr. Felicity Jones Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society Spemannstrasse 39 72076 Tübingen Germany email@example.com
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