• Animal Care Tech, Aquatics

    Job Locations USA-NY-New York
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/9/2019 12:31 PM)
    Requisition ID
  • Company Overview

    At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
    For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

    Job Description

    Do you have a superb work ethic and an interest or degree in Animal Science? Are you passionate about animal welfare?


    At MSK, we believe healthy animals equals good research. Our goal is to provide the highest-quality care to the animals in their charge in order to improve the research conducted using animal models at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

    The Center of Comparative Medicine and Pathology (CCMP), serving both the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and the Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) is seeking an Aquatics Systems and Services Technician for our Zebrafish Core Facilities. The Aquatics Systems and Services Technician provides animal husbandry to aquatic research animals, aquatic systems maintenance and support services to the MSK/WCM research community.

    Responsibilities include

    • Providing husbandry support to Zebrafish and other aquatic research model organisms.
    • Routine and preventative maintenance of various live support systems and “troubleshooting” basic issues related to recirculating aquaculture systems.
    • Water quality monitoring and management.
    • Providing colony management support services which will include fish breeding, larval rearing, health management, line/stock maintenance and accurate record keeping.
    • Maintenance of live feed culture.
    • Ensuring facility environmental parameters, cleanliness, inventory and rack systems are well maintained.
    • Additionally the Aquatics Systems and Services Technician, under direct supervision, may assist investigators with experimental procedures.

    Hours: 8:30am- 4:30pm, Saturday to Wednesday (Off Thursday/Friday). Schedule may vary and could include overtime, as well as holidays.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences, Marine biology or aquaculture preferred.
    • High School or GED with AALAS Certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level (or higher) or Associates Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in life or Natural Sciences required.
    • A minimum of one (1) year of experience in the care of laboratory animals or aquatic species required Certification in Aquaculture or Aquatic Management and Care highly preferred.
    • Understanding of animal welfare and ability to work in compliance with safety and regulatory policies.
    • Mechanical knowledge of pumps, sensors and plumbing and recirculating aquaculture system in a plus.




    MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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