Texas Biomed issearching for a Biocontainment VeterinaryResearch Technician II to join our team. This position will provide supportand technical assistance on research, clinical, and surgical procedures within ourABSL-3 and ABSL-4 laboratories.
• Must be willing and able to work in ABSL-2, BSL-3, and BSL-4 facilities while wearing applicable protective clothing such as; positive pressure suits, power air purifying respirators, and/or other appropriate personal protective equipment for prolonged periods of time.
• Ability to work variable work hours on frequent basis. This would include evenings/nights, weekends, holidays, and any other unforeseen circumstances.
• Ability to obtain and maintain DoJ Security Risk Assessment (SRA) approval, and CDC Select Agent Program approval. This includes initial and periodic drug screenings.
• Ability to withstand continuous standing and walking on hard floor surfaces; prolonged periods in auditory and physical isolation while inside containment laboratory.
• Perform basic care, husbandry procedures, cage cleaning, and providing food/water/enrichment.
• Assist with project support procedures such as follows:
o Prepare,induce, maintain, recover, and document anesthesia
o Appropriate sample collection/processing on multiplespecies used in biomedical research.
o Blood draws, BALs, or other study required samplecollection
o Performing blood analysis using various benchtop equipment.Obtain and process radiographs
o Provide and/or prepare medications and/or treatments asneeded
o Prepare animals for pathological evaluation, performseuthanasia, and verifies death.
o Provide support to pathologist during necropsy or tissuecollection.
o Ability to communicate effectively with fellow technicians,the Veterinarian, Study Director, and/or PI.
o General maintenance and troubleshooting of all equipmentused for project support.
o Cleaning, decontamination, and sterilization of labequipment.
• Proper aliquoting and pipetting technique, use of centrifuge, and operating centrifuge/verifying sterility
• Performs quality review of laboratory records for completeness and accuracy in compliance with animal rules and GLP regulations.
• Must be able to work independently, exercise good judgement, and train less experienced staff
Our Ideal Candidate:
• High school diploma or general equivalency diploma
• At least 3 years of job specific experience and AALAS certification at the ALAT level
• Valid driver's license
• Preferred: AALAS (LAT, or LATG) certification, or Licensed Veterinary Technician; 60 hours college or Associate's degree or Bachelor's Degree in related field; previous research experience with non-human primates or other laboratory animals
• Available to work Monday-Friday, 7am to 4pm with rotating schedule covering weekends and holidays
Who We Are:
Texas BiomedicalResearch Institute is one of the world'sleading independent biomedical research institutions dedicated to advancingglobal human health through innovative biomedical research. Texas Biomedaims to unravel the mysteries of infectious diseases through innovativethinking, creative problem solving and cutting-edge technologies.
What We Can Offer You:
• Competitive Pay
• 7% Employer-Funded retirement contribution starting day one
• Full insurance benefits
• Holidays, PTO and a paid week for the last week of December
Other: Work involvesstrenuous physical activities of various kinds with routine exposure toanimals, hazardous substances, potentially dangerous situations, and unpleasantwork conditions (e.g. exposure to unpleasant odors or adverse weatherconditions). The laboratory environment is managed by stringent safety andhealth standards and with adherence to protocol, the risk is [AEG1] low.
**All new hires mustpresent proof of an up to date COVID-19 immunization record to includebooster(s) if eligible.