From: Gallant, Jason <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Monday, April 25, 2022 at 9:41 AM
To: Schneider, Jim <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Undergraduate Position: Electric Fish Lab Colony Manager
Dear Jim,

We are looking for a new undergraduate electric fish lab colony manager.  You’ve been really helpful in the past in helping us identify great candidates—can you please forward to your listserv?


Jason Gallant

Student Job Position: Electric Fish Lab Colony Manager
Department of Integrative Biology

Dr. Jason Gallant in the Department of Integrative Biology is currently seeking a responsible, dependable, and well-organized student employee to oversee a colony of weakly electric fish. The job involves coordinating animal care, ordering, and stocking supplies, feeding animals, cleaning aquaria, performing periodic water quality tests, and maintaining the large, complicated aquarium system that houses our animals.

To be successful at the job, you need to be dependable, highly organized, have good communication skills, enjoy problem solving, and be willing to work well with others.  Periodic weekend shifts are required.

The ideal candidate for this job has significant experience keeping aquatic animals, and a strong interest in managing an animal colony, including learning the relevant regulations.  Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and be willing to work 10 - 20 hrs. each week.

While this is not a research position, our animal care and research are intertwined: the animal coordinator will be required to participate in weekly lab meetings.  Pay starts at $14.00/hr; the position is available immediately. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

To learn more about our laboratory, please visit our website at:

If you are interested in applying, please send an email to Dr. Jason Gallant ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) with the following information:

  *   Relevant courses and grades,
  *   A short summary of experience with keeping aquatic organisms
  *   A brief (2 - 3 sentence) description of your career goals and your view of how this job fits into your overall plans.
  *   1-2 names and contact information for a recent employer to serve as a reference.
  *   A list of days and times when you are generally available for interview if your application is selected

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Dr. Jason R. Gallant
Associate Professor
Room 138 Giltner Hall
Department of Integrative Biology
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
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