Job/Project Description: Fish Care Technician.  Dr. Salazar’s research laboratory houses a permanent small colony of tropical freshwater fish. As part of this fish colony, we have small aquaria with juveniles, adult breeders, and eggs and fry.

Student Qualifications:

  • Preferably BSc Science major
  • Must like to work with live fish and worms
  • Aquarium maintenance experience is a plus but it is not necessary
  • Must know how to maintain & generate excel spreadsheets and have good attention to detail
  • Animal care training will be provided


The successful candidate will receive training to provide fish care three times per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) to maintain the quality of the tanks’ water, calibrate parameters to promote breeding, reared eggs and young, feed all fish, and maintain the worms and brine shrimp used as fish food. Responsibilities include:

  • Sample and record water chemistry parameters
  • Perform acclimatization and rotation of breeders across breeding tanks
  • Sample eggs and reared fry
  • Feed all fish
  • Maintain live worms and live brine shrimp colonies
  • Clean tanks and filters
  • Maintain logs and bookkeeping files and update standard operating procedures for fish care and handling

Application Details

Start Date:  May 16

End Date:  August 26

Hours:  All positions are part-time, hours TBD

Only eligible students can apply to a CBU Work Study Bursary position.  If eligible send resume, cover letter and an application to the CBU Work Study Bursary Program to:  awards@cbu.ca     Submissions that do not include an application to the CBU Work Study Bursary Program will not be considered.  All applications must also reference the above Job Number.

To determine eligibility and to complete an application go to: http://www.cbu.ca/come-to-cbu/tuition-finances/scholarships-bursaries/work-study-bursary-program/