Animal Caretaker I

Candidate will perform daily husbandry duties including washing down cages, sanitizing cages, performing health checks, feeding, transferring animals between cages for individual and group housed macaque monkeys. Must work well as a team member, as well as independently.  May be required to catch and handle non-sedated monkeys.  May perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor or Veterinarian.

 

EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

Required:  High School diploma or GED equivalent. Must be able to read and follow written and verbal orders from Supervisor and Veterinarian.  Must be able to write legibly and record health data and some research data.  Must have valid driver’s license and meet Texas Biomed driving standards. Preferred:  Six months of animal care experience. ALAT certification.

 

POTENTIAL HAZARDS:

  • Employee’s work will also involve working directly with laboratory animals such as Macaques and Baboons.
  • Employee will be exposed to unpleasant odors and animal wastes.
  • Hazardous chemicals include Enviro-B, Super Blue, AD-1, CFC; 64LQ, Bleach and Acetone.
  • Infectious materials (BSL-2)
  • Other occupational hazards include bites, scratches and lifting.
  • Employee must routinely lift 50+ pounds (feed, animals and water hoses) and carry for short distances without assistance.
  • Prolonged standing and walking with some climbing will be required.
  • Work will be performed in outdoor weather conditions.
  • Participation in a medical monitoring and surveillance program is required.   Immunization for Hepatitis B is required unless waived by the employee.
  • Employee will drive Texas Biomed vehicles on Texas Biomed business.
  • Safety Training and protective clothing, equipment, and supplies will be provided to the employee.

 

OTHER: This is a full-time hourly paid position. Employee will normally work 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.  Rotating schedule with some weekend and holiday work required.  Texas Biomed is committed to a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment drug screen is required.

 

Apply online at http://www.txbiomed.org/about/employment. Application packets are accepted electronically or in hard copy.  A completed application packet is a requirement for all positions.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  EOE

Application Instructions

Your resume and application must be provided electronically. Please follow the steps below.

  1. Please read instructions before submitting your application.
  2. PDF forms will need to be completed, saved to your computer and uploaded. Please refer to Step 2 for additional information.
  3. Fill out the online form.
  4. At the conclusion of the application process, you will be asked to attach your PDF files.

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