Laboratory Animal Technician II

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7257086 (Ref:19750-en_US)

Posted: June 24, 2024

Job Description


Under minimal supervision, provides skilled care and handling of transgenic laboratory animals. Primarily working in areas to include: standard housing, biohazard, non-human primate and specialized animal colonies. Also responsible for limited supervisory duties including direction and oversight of work, but excluding discipline.

Job Duties

  • Conducts daily health checks and feeds and waters animals under gnotobiotic conditions.
  • Changes cages as scheduled and sanitizes housing areas.
  • Performs technical procedures such as: permanent animal identification, animal restraint and tissue biopsies.
  • Receives animals into and transfers animals out of barrier facility. Records and maintains extensive, accurate records for transfer activities.
  • Maintains accurate colony records and study records.
  • Receives, possesses and fulfills internal purchase order requests.
  • Coordinates with Primary Investigators and other staff to maintain colonies and achieve scientific objectives.
  • Provide routine husbandry and other job related duties as assigned.
  • Detailed record keeping and log documentation.
  • Ability to work independently with limited direct supervision.
  • Provides training and mentorship to less senior technicians.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Two years of relevant experience.
  • Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidates with computer skills (email, Excel, Word) are preferred.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7257086 (Ref:19750-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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