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:
Please feel free to forward along to others who might be interested!
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)
Three months related parasitology experience, either educational or
work, e.g. work in a parasitology lab, or completion of an introductory
- 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
- 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.*
University of Washington
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Seattle, WA 98195-5020