Animal Care Specialist - Center for Comparative Medicine - Neurosensensory

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7077524 (Ref:6631-en_US)

Posted: April 21, 2021

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. The Animal Care Specialist completes more complex animal caretaking duties and begins to specialize in the care of individual species. All actions are completed by strictly and consistently following applicable CCM SOPs including safety procedures and guidelines. This individual is responsible for reporting any suspected or actual deviations to SOPs or non-routine situations immediately to the Lead or their Manager. Strictly adheres to CCM attendance policy.

Job Duties

  • Completes animal caretaking duties specializing in the care of individual species.
  • Performs caretaking duties involving specialized handling, feeding, and general care of animals.
  • Conducts census counts.
  • Euthanizes animals according to CCM policy.
  • Organizes feed and bedding supplies in storage facilities and prepares refuse for disposal.
  • Maintains efficient organization and flow of equipment through assigned areas.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • One year of relevant experience.
  • Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).  Certification must be obtained within one year of hire or promotion.





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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