[MARMAM] Vet Lab Fellowship-Alaska SeaLife Center

Anna Pullins annap at alaskasealife.org
Thu Oct 4 15:11:33 PDT 2018

The Alaska SeaLife Center is recruiting for a Veterinary Laboratory

Find out more and apply at http://www.alaskasealife.org/fellowships

*Veterinary Laboratory Fellow *

*Date for this fellowship is: 1/2/2019-4/30/2019*

*Position requirements: 75% of time per week will be spent in vet lab and
25% of time per week supporting the Interpretation department*

Fellow will learn about the diagnostics and instruments commonly used in a
veterinary laboratory specializing in Alaskan marine mammals, birds and
fish. Fellow will be exposed to the methods used to maintain a clean and
efficient laboratory. Skills and procedures learned will include: blood
analysis, urine and fecal analysis, fecal coliform water quality analysis,
sample collection during animal exams or necropsy, and maintaining
veterinary records and sample inventory. Under guidance of Laboratory
staff, the Fellow will be trained and expected to perform the following

   - Assist with set up and processing routine blood samples. Work with
   laboratory technicians to perform plasma/serum separations, prepare blood
   slides, and assist with performing serum chemistries and cell counts using
   an automated analyzer.
   - Assist with maintaining laboratory and veterinary clinic cleanliness
   and routine maintenance of equipment.
   - Assist with weekly water quality testing.
   - Assist with maintaining sample inventory
   - Assist with shipping samples to outside researchers
   - Assist with maintaining medical and laboratory records and logs.
   - Assist with organizing and inventorying consumable supplies for the
   - Assist with front of house operations as assigned

Applicants should be agile with a good sense of balance in order to
maneuver around the exhibits and holding areas. Applicants must be
comfortable working with database computer programs and sensitive
equipment. Must be willing to work with frozen samples and in walk-in
freezers and able to lift 50 pounds. Job duties will vary from day to
day. *Although
tasks will be in direct support of animal welfare, there is very little
direct contact with animals in this position.*



*Anna Pullins*

*Human Resources Coordinator*Alaska SeaLife Center
P.O. Box 1329 • 301 Railway Ave • Seward, AK 99664
Direct: 907-224-6327

Mobile: 907-362-7773
Fax: 907-224-6320
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