Research Technician 2, The Zebrafish Core Facilities, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC


Zebrafish Technician 2 (Research Technician 2)

Requisition Number: 236045

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area: MEDICAL CENTER


School of Medicine Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation's top medical schools. Ranked sixth among medical schools in the nation, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe. Composed of more than 2,500 faculty physicians and researchers, more than 1,300 students, and more than 6,000 staff, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System and the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) comprise Duke Health. a world-class academic medical center. The Health System encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.


The Zebrafish Core Facilities (Z-Core) has an immediate opening for a full-time facility technician. The Z-Core supports multiple biomedical research laboratories by providing aquaculture services for six facilities that collectively house over 14,000 tanks.


Occupational Summary: Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities assigned to this classification. And duties required of personnel so classified. The above statements the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals for university.


Specific work responsibilities for this position include:

  1. Provide daily fish feedings and general husbandry requirements to research colonies.

  2. Record daily water parameters and review for abnormal readings.

  3. Perform daily fish health checks.

  4. Handle basic needs of the facility during weekends.

  5. Change aquaculture system filters.

  6. Cleaning, maintenance, and organization of tanks and aquaculture components.

  7. Assist facility management in resolving any problems in facility operation.

  8. Transfer embryos from incubators and provide care to nursery racks.

  9. Support facility sanitation protocols.

  10. Care for Artemia cultures.

  11. Assist facility researchers when needed.

  12. Participate in bi-weekly staff meetings.

  13. Contribute ideas on facility improvements regarding equipment, procedures, and techniques.

  14. Assist with supervising and training student workers or new technicians.

  15. Help to troubleshoot and repair critical life support equipment.

  16. Perform technical techniques such as sperm cryopreservation, invitro fertilization, and microinjections.


Minimum Qualifications


Work generally requires a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology, psychology or other directly related scientific field.



None required above education/training requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE. A basic understanding of aquaculture equipment and maintenance, fish health and husbandry, and water chemistry is desirable.


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