Veterinary Research Technician I

The Veterinary Research Technician provides support and technical assistance on research, clinical and surgical procedures. Will also be responsible for providing ongoing care and health maintenance for all animals within the Institution under the direction of their immediate Supervisor or Veterinarian.

EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

Education:

Required: High school diploma or general equivalency diploma.

Preferred: Sixty (60) hours from an accredited college or university or Associate Degree from an accredited college or university OR high school diploma or general equivalency diploma plus experience.   Preferred Major: Science

Experience:

Required: If candidate has a high school diploma, requires two years of closely related experience. Needs specialized skills that may be technical or non-technical, such as research and analytical skills and ability to use software in complex applications. Should be able to read, understand and be able to implement written and oral orders for the clinical treatment of animals. Read prescriptions and prepare medications as directed.  Ability to work with biohazards, controlled substances, or Select Agents. Understanding of basic medical terminology is encouraged.

Preferred: If candidate has 60 hours from an accredited college or university or an Associate’s degree, no experience is required. Must be able to demonstrate expertise in their technical field in order to be assigned this classification. Experience with Microsoft Office, extensive experience with Excel and Word.  Be able to follow directions as given by veterinarian and senior technical staff.

POTENTIAL HAZARDS:

Work involves strenuous physical activities of various kinds with continuous exposure to hazardous substances, potentially dangerous situations, unpleasant work conditions such as exposure to unpleasant odors or adverse weather conditions. Will work with or near Marmosets and Tamarins.  Will work with the following biological agents (Recombinant DNA/RNA, Infectious Agents).  Physical agents (caustics or flammables, noise, radiation producing devices (x-rays).  Chemical agents (anesthetic gases, chemotherapeutic agents, and formaldehyde/formalin).  Potential exists for animal bites and animal scratches. Potential exposure to zoonotic diseases. This position may require participation in a medical monitoring and surveillance program to include hepatitis B or other inoculations. Physical demands may include strenuous physical activity.  Potential exposure to hazardous substances, potentially dangerous situations, unpleasant working conditions such as adverse weather conditions or extreme risk of accident or ill health. Potential exists for animal bites and scratches.  Will work in the ABSL2 lab.  Will sit at a computer for long periods of time. Will drive a motor vehicle on Texas Biomed business. Must have a valid Texas driver’s license and meet Texas Biomed driving standards. Must routinely lift 50-60 pounds and carry for short distances without assistance.  Participation in a medical monitoring and surveillance program is required.  Must be able to wear an air-purifying respirator in a proper manner and, if necessary, pass a respirator fitness test.

OTHER: This is a full-time hourly paid position. Texas Biomed business hours are Monday through Friday 7:00a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Occasional weekend work, holidays and overtime will be required.  Texas Biomedical is committed to a drug-free workplace.  Pre-employment drug screen is required.

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. Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran Status

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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