Lab Tech 1 job at SAFS

Did you take intro to parasitology and can identify parasites? Want to visit Senegal?

The Wood Lab is looking for a full time, temporary, Lab Tech 1, starting in January 2017. This position will work mostly in Seattle, with a few weeks in Senegal.

NAME OF PROJECT(S): Parasite ecology in marine and freshwater ecosystems

PURPOSE OF POSITION: Collect data on parasites in various host species

The school’s Wood Lab seeks 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 for additional information on these projects and links to published papers. Tasks to be performed by the Laboratory Technician will include:

–       Parasitological dissections of fresh, frozen, and pickled marine fishes and
invertebrates (75%).
–       Data entry, data QA/QC, and database management (10%).
–       Assist with lab work for undergraduate capstone projects (5%).
–       Field work, including sampling snails in freshwater ecosystems of Senegal
–       Lab management (order supplies, manage inventory, ensure proper use and
maintenance of microscopy/imaging equipment and dissecting supplies) (5%)

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