Hi folks,

I'm looking for a technician trained in parasitology to help support projects on marine and freshwater parasite ecology. This job would be ideal for a recent bachelor's degree recipient who is thinking about grad school and wants to expand his/her skills in field and laboratory parasiteecology.A summary of the job ad appears below and thefull posting can be found at:


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The Wood Lab at the University of Washington's School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences is seeking a Temporary Laboratory Technician 1 to support projects on the ecology of parasites in marine and freshwater ecosystems. Projects will: (1) identify drivers of diversity and composition for marine parasite assemblages, (2) reconstruct historical marine parasite assemblages, and (3) use ecological approaches to understand and control infectious disease.

See www.chelsealwood.com for additional information on these projects and links to published papers. ContactChelsea Wood (chelw...@uw.edu) withquestions about this job posting. Tasks to be performed by the Laboratory Technician will include:

- Parasitological dissections of fresh, frozen, and pickled marine fishes andinvertebrates (75%).
- Data entry, data QA/QC, and database management (10%).
- Assist with lab work for undergraduate capstone projects (5%).
- Field work(5%).
- Lab management (order supplies, manage inventory, ensure proper use andmaintenance of microscopy/imaging equipment and dissecting supplies) (5%).

Three months related parasitology experience, either educational or work, e.g. work in a parasitology lab, or completion of an introductory parasitology course. - Familiarity with the major parasite groups, including crustaceans, monogenes, trematodes, cestodes, acanthocephalans, and nematodes. - Ability to use literature resources to identify parasites (e.g., dichotomous keys, published papers).
- Ability to identify the major organs of vertebrate and invertebrate hosts.
- Ability to effectively use both stereo-microscopes and compound microscopes.
- Ability to use Excel for data entry.
- Ability to work with minimal oversight.

- Bachelor’s degree in ecology, parasitology, or related field.
- Experience with parasitological dissection of marine fish.
- Experience with parasitological dissection of pickled specimens.
- Familiarity with protozoan parasites.
- Experience in parasite systematics/taxonomy.
- Organization, neatness, and commitment to high data quality.

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences is a nationally renowned School that provides Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral instruction and degrees to a competitive international population of students. The faculty, staff, and students of the School support a vibrant and diverse research program, with annual support exceeding $3.2 million in state funding and $12 million in sponsored research funding. The School maintains unique research stations both in Alaska and on HoodCanal, and manages small vessels that support instructional and research activities.

*Chelsea L. Wood, Ph.D.*
Assistant Professor
University of Washington
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Box 355020
Seattle, WA 98195-5020
cell: +1-831-324-3076

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