Animal Care Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7196381 (Ref:17849-en_US)

Posted: November 28, 2023

Job Description


The Center for Comparative Medicine 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. This position supports activities related to research animal care. Monitors and reinforces standard operating procedures, policies, and requirements for animal care staff.

Job Duties

  • Assist supervisor with maintaining and updating work schedules
  • Train new veterinary technicians on all rodent health care procedures
  • Train veterinary technicians on all rodent technical service procedures
  • Able to perform all duties of veterinary technician I and II, including help with large animal technical work, if needed
  • Monitor staff
  • Assist supervisor to ensure work schedules are being followed and policies and procedures are being followed. 
  • Check that pinkslips are being updated appropriately and treatments performed as described in SOPs
  • Will work in areas which include bio-hazard, quarantine, small animals, and large animals. 
  • Maintain constant communication
  • Communicates with supervisor, veterinarian, and senior veterinary technician to discuss concerns from previous day or to delegate extra assignments. 
  • Hold staff meetings and other meetings as needed to review trainings and policies.
  • Address any animal, staff/vet staff, and research personnel concerns in a confident and professional manner. 
  • Maintain a positive and cooperative relationship with all employees.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.  Four years of relevant experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • Two years of relevant experience.
  • Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Must be comfortable with euthanasia.
  • LAT certification
  • Experience training others
  • Veterinary Technician degree 



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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