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Laboratory Animal Technician II

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Closing date
May 21, 2024

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Under minimal supervision, provides skilled care and handling of laboratory animals in a safe and sanitary manner. Primary working areas include standard housing areas as well as specialized areas including but not limited to: non-human primate housing areas, biohazardous areas, animal colonies requiring specialzed procedures.

Job Duties

  • Conducts daily health checks and feeds and waters animals.
  • Changes cages as scheduled and sanitizes housing areas.
  • Maintains accurate colony records
  • Performs technical procedures such as: permanent animal identification, animal restraint and tissue biopsies.
  • Receives animals into and transfers animals out of animal facility. Records and maintains extensive, accurate records for transfer activities.
  • Establishes breeding cages and weans juvenile animals.
  • Receives, processes and fulfills internal purchase order request.
  • Coordinates with Primary Investigators and other staff to maintain colonies and achieve scientific objectives.
  • Communicates directly with stakeholders to convey detailed information and accurately achieve directives.
  • Provide routine husbandry and other job related duties as assigned.
  • Detailed record keeping and log documentation.
  • Ability to work independently with limited direct supervision

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

  • Basic computer skills (e.g. email, Excel, Word)

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


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