Supervisor, Animal Care

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Apr 9, 2023

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The Center for Comparative Medicine provides for the care, health and well-being of all research animals used in the pursuit of scientific achievement and excellence at Baylor College of Medicine. CCM provides the highest quality veterinary and animal care and acts as a resource for the faculty on veterinary and scientific issues relating to the use of laboratory animals. This position supports activities related to research animal care. Monitors and reinforces standard operating procedures, policies, and requirements for animal care staff.

Job Duties

  • Maintain and update work schedules
    • Update and maintain weekly work schedules and extra side duties for designated areas one week in advance taking into account any time off the following week.
    • Update and maintain weekend work schedules typically two months in advance taking into account any time off.
    • Areas to schedule include cage wash, large animals, and small animals.
    • Typically have to schedule assignments for 22 employees.
  • Monitors staff
    • Perform a weekly walk through with leads over their designated areas to ensure work schedules are being followed and policies and procedures are being followed.
    • Perform a weekly walk through of the entire building to ensure the facility is in a clean, organized, and professional appearance.
    • Areas include bio-hazard, quarantine, small animals, and large animals. Work closely with new hires to train and ensure procedures are being followed.
  • Maintains constant communication
    • Holds daily morning lead meetings to discuss concerns from previous day or to delegate extra assignments.
    • Holds weekly staff meetings and other meetings as needed to review trainings and policies.
    • Address any animal, staff/vet staff, and research personnel concerns in a confident and professional manner.
    • Maintain a positive and cooperative relationship with all employees.
    • Maintain inventory and request supplies as needed.
    • Schedule and perform facility tours with new research personnel.
    • Give out disciplinary actions as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Four years of relevant experience.
  • Laboratory Animal Technologist (LAT) by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree. No experience required with Bachelor's degree.
  • Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)
  • Experience in the research or animal care field is preferred.
  • Must be comfortable with euthanasia.

Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

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



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