Aquaculture Specialist I

Boston Children's Hospital - Boston, MA (30+ days ago)4.2


At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As the teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Division of Research Operations and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

This Aquaculture Specialist I will be responsible for:
Feeding populations of fish the proper type and amount of food, depending on life stage and experimental application.
Operating sophisticated recirculating aquaculture systems, as well as aquatics tank washers, feeding robots, and integrated electronic water quality monitoring systems, all observing standard operating procedures and safety guidelines.
Performing and recording daily animal health and welfare observations, communicating adverse findings to the ARP manager and Specialist II.
Performing daily oversight and operation of aquaculture systems and communicating any problems to the ARP Manager or Specialist II.
Performing various husbandry tasks, including spawning, in-vitro fertilization, and other procedures that involve the handing of fish.
Maintaining live invertebrate cultures for feeding larval fish.
Performing and recording all water quality testing.
Providing training on some practices and procedures to new employees and scientific staff.
Monitoring supply needs and ordering needed items in timely manner.

To qualify, you must have:
2-3 years of experience working in an aquaculture environment.
The analytical skills to identify highly complex problems requiring the application of clinical, scientific or technical principles, theories and concepts and in‑depth, cross‑functional experienced‑based knowledge.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with people from a wide variety of social and educational backgrounds.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a rotating days/evenings and week-end schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.