Training Specialist

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7180214 (Ref:17233-en_US)

Posted: September 19, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) provides for the care, health and well-being of all research animals used in the pursuit of scientific achievement and excellence at Baylor College of Medicine. CCM provides the highest quality veterinary and animal care and acts as a resource for the faculty on veterinary and scientific issues relating to the use of laboratory animals. We are seeking a Training Specialist to perform under minimal supervision. This position conducts husbandry skill training, assessment, re-trainings as required, and completes additional training duties as assigned while also providing classroom and hands-on training during new hire on-boarding for CCM animal care staff.


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Job Duties

  • Assists with on-boarding duties for CCM new hires.
  • Provides hands-on instruction in animal husbandry for new and current CCM employees.
  • Provides training (or re-training) on skills that include, but are not limited to, husbandry duties, animal handling & restraint, species-specific procedures, & specialized area (immunodeficient, biological & chemical hazard, etc.) procedures.
  • Facilitates training via hands on instruction, technical demonstration in the vivarium, audio or video presentations or group discussion.
  • Provides assessment after completion of animal husbandry training to assist in evaluation of training effectiveness and achievement of learning outcomes.
  • Utilizes previously developed curricula and materials in support of training objectives.
  • Organizes training materials and environments, including spaces, equipment, handouts, presentations, new hire handbook or other visuals.
  • Maintains record of training activities & husbandry training calendar.
  • Utilizes learning management systems to track training acknowledgment records.
  • Assists in developing and conducting continuing education programs for CCM employees.

Minimum Qualifications


  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Four years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree. 
  • Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certificate.
  • Previous research and/or animal care and handling experience.


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:#7180214 (Ref:17233-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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