Laboratory Animal Technician II

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7179131 (Ref:17153-en_US)

Posted: September 15, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


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, biohazardous areas, animal colonies requiring specialized procedures.

Job Duties

  • Conducts daily health checks and feeds and waters animals.
  • Changes cages as scheduled and sanitizes housing areas.
  • Maintains accurate colony records.
  • Performs technical procedures such as: permanent animal identification, animal restraint and tissue biopsies.
  • Receives animals into and transfers animals out of animal facility. Records and maintains extensive, accurate records for transfer activities.
  • Establishes breeding cages and weans juvenile animals. 
  • Receives, processes and fulfills internal purchase order request. 
  • Coordinates with Primary Investigators and other staff to maintain colonies and achieve scientific objectives. 
  • Communicates directly with stakeholders to convey detailed information and accurately achieve directives.
  • Provide routine husbandry and other job related duties as assigned.
  • Detailed record keeping and log documentation. 
  • Ability to work independently with limited direct supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Two years of relevant experience.
  • Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic computer skills (e.g. email, Excel, Word)


Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.





Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7179131 (Ref:17153-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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