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Aquatic Research Technician – Aquatic Animal Health Focus

The Huntsman Marine Science Centre Aquatic Services department has a need to expand its team of technical personnel with an individual having specific interest, experience and skillset associated with Aquatic Animal Health. We are looking for highly motivated, dynamic individuals who work well both individually and within a team of technicians and research scientists to conduct a diverse set of confidential research contracts for commercial, government and university sponsors.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide full In Life Phase support for ongoing aquatic animal health studies, including sampling preparation, conducting necropsy and tissue sampling, maintaining bacteriology culture operations, and quality checks and entry of collected data.
  • Assist to develop infection challenge models and sampling procedures, involving troubleshooting and prototype testing.
  • Participate in preparing Standard Operating Procedures related to project activities.
  • Comprehend, assimilate and adhere to regulatory requirements, laboratory Standard Operating Procedures, study protocols and other instructions.
  • Reliably work independently as well as within a team of study participants having diverse talents and personalities.
  • Cross training in other laboratory disciplines as needed to meet project and business demands.

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, while being detail-oriented and efficient.
  • Aquatic animal health related experience.
  • Relevant Bachelor degree or technical diploma or equivalent experience.
  • Proficiency in computer use including spreadsheets, word processing and internet is expected.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s licence – class 5.

Positions are expected to involve weekend and holiday work, answering emergency calls and shift work might be necessary and as part of a staff rotation. Pay/benefit package for a full time position.

Applications being accepted immediately until positions filled.

Send cover letter and resume plus three references to:

Huntsman Marine Science Centre
1 Lower Campus Road
St. Andrews, NB E5B 2L7
Email: huntsman@huntsmanmarine.ca

Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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