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Animal Research Biohazard Facility Technologist - Animal Resources Center

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Research Academic & Clinical
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UTMB Health
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2203826 Requisition #

 

Job Summary

Provide team leadership and training while supervising the veterinary technical and husbandry services in a humane, safe, and sanitary manner using appropriate equipment and established procedures for an Animal Bio Safety Level 3 or 4 high containment facility. Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOJ clearance.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School or equivalent. AALAS LATG certified or exam eligible (must successfully pass exam within 6 months of start date) and two (2) years of documented ABSL-3 animal experience and one (1) year of documented ABSL-4 animal.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for supervising assigned technical staff and coordinates teamwork load for maximum effectiveness.
  • Provides and oversees daily husbandry care including feeding, sanitation, and enrichment for multiple small and large species in a high containment environment
  • Ensure all federal, state, and local regulatory statues, including facility SOPs, are followed regarding human animal care and use.
  • Assist in development of and provides training for any special techniques necessary to support the research program and mission.
  • Performs veterinary technical services such as tissue sampling, blood draws, anesthesia, and injections on multiple laboratory animal species per protocol.
  • Assists principal investigator(s) and/or veterinarian(s) in preparation and conduct of technical/surgical procedure(s) in a high containment environment.
  • Maintains knowledge of biohazard and containment operations.
  • Monitor overall facility operations, including all security, safety, and maintenance standards for a high containment facility.
  • Maintains all animal and non-animal records and documents, including all paper and digital forms of records.
  • Possesses knowledge of current surgical techniques, instruments, and their functions.
  • Provides general technical assistance to animal care and research staff.
  • Maintains professional and collegial interpersonal skills with peers, subordinates, and superiors.
  • Adheres to internal controls established for department.

 

Licenses, Registrations or Certifications

Required:

  • AALAS LATG certified.

 

Working Environment

  • High containment animal facility environment. Pregnancy may become a personnel safety factor in some laboratory animal science duties. Potential exposure to radiation and biohazards. Requires completion of appropriate vaccinations and EHS training program. Additional licenses, registrations or certifications preferred for job

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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