Veterinary Research Technician I
The Veterinary Research Technician I 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.
Required: High school diploma or general equivalency diploma. Two or more years of job specific experience.
Preferred: Sixty (60) hours from an accredited college or university or Associate Degree from an accredited college or university. Preferred Major: Science. 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. Must be able to follow directions as given by supervisor. Experience caring for non-human primates.
Skills: For positions in animal care, may require the ability to work with biohazards, controlled substances, or Select Agents. The individual should be able to read, understand and be able to implement written and oral orders for the clinical treatment of animals. This includes the ability to read prescriptions and prepare medications as directed. A basic understanding of medical terminology is encouraged.
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. May work with infectious agents such as herpes B virus, SIV, HIV, STLV, Vaccinia, Tuberculosis, and Shigella. May work with radioactive materials, toxic chemicals, caustic and acid cleaning and sterilizing compounds. 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. The laboratory environment is managed by stringent safety and health standards and with adherence to protocol, the risk is very low. 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. Will work in the BSL2 and ABSL2 labs. 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 75 pounds and carry for short distances without assistance. 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.
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. Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran Status
Your resume and application must be provided electronically. Please follow the steps below.
- Please read instructions before submitting your application.
- PDF forms will need to be completed, saved to your computer and uploaded. Please refer to Step 2 for additional information.
- Fill out the online form.
- At the conclusion of the application process, you will be asked to attach your PDF files.