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, bio-hazardous areas, and animal colonies requiring specialized procedures. Also responsible for limited supervisory duties including direction and oversight of work, but excluding discipline.Must have zebrafish experience.
- Feeds and waters animals.
- Changes animal caging as scheduled, sanitizing rooms, equipment and hallways.
- Assists investigators and veterinarians in performing routine and specialized procedures.
- Administers prescribed medications.
- Maintains accurate animal health records.
- Provides pre- and post- surgical care of animals.
- Conducts daily animal health checks.
- Establishes, monitors and maintains non-animal and animal inventories.
- Ensures that activities are in compliance with AAALAC standards.
- Orders laboratory supplies and pharmaceuticals.
- Assigns work activities of less experienced Lab Animal Technicians.
- Required: High school diploma or GED.
- Required: Four years of relevant experience.
- Required: Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).
- Certification must be obtained within one year of hire or promotion.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.