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LAB AST 1 (Fish Culturist)

University of California
Davis, California, US
Closing date
Feb 1, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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Under supervision provide general laboratory maintenance and assist with research at an experimental fish rearing facility located near Byron, CA. Perform culture of all life stages of delta smelt and longfin smelt, and two live prey species for smelts. Clean, service, and monitor bio filtered and re- circulating fish rearing systems and labs. Conduct general maintenance of outdoor sheds and laboratories/equipment as needed. POSITION INFORMATION Salary Range $17.40/hr. - $20.18/hr. No. of Positions 2 Appointment Type Limited Percentage of Time Full Time 100% Shift Hours Monday - Friday; Hours TBD Location Davis, Ca Union Representation Yes Benefits Eligible Yes Apply by Date 2/10/2022 PHYSICAL DEMANDS * Lift or move 40-75 lbs. on regular basis to make salt-water or move fish around facility and up to 180 lbs. on occasion with assistance. * Work under indoor and outdoor conditions over rough terrain daily. * Physical strength and endurance to move throughout facility. * May encounter spiders, snakes, wasps, and other animals occurring in field conditions. * Ascend and descend ladders up to 20' on occasion. WORK ENVIRONMENT * This position is located off the UC Davis campus near Byron, CA. * Work occasional overtime, weekend shifts, and some holidays to meet operational needs on short notice. * Work-shift changes ½ hour with change in day length twice yearly to accommodate change in day length. * Vacations are restricted during busy spring-spawning period. * Non-smoking environment. * UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space. QUALIFICATIONS Required: * Knowledge of human or animal biology with an understanding of biological and chemical systems. * Minimum of one year experience with aquatic animals and/or in animal husbandry. * Basic skills working with hand tools and light power tools for light construction and weed control. * General knowledge of computer software. Preferred: * A minimum of 10 semester hours in biological or chemistry sciences, or one year of experience in fisheries or fish hatchery related area. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Background Check This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks. EEO/AA Statement The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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