Animal Caretaker I - Biocontainment Support (ABSL 2 & 3)

Texas Biomed is searching for an Animal Caretaker – Biocontainment Support to join our team. This candidate will provide general husbandry and animal handling inside the ABSL-2 and ABSL-3 laboratories. Candidate will assist with documentation of data obtained from daily animal care.

The Role
· Provide daily care for non-human primates, e.g., watering, feeding, daily cleaning of cages, etc. within ABSL 2 & 3 labs
· Provide all other aspects of primate husbandry, including health checks, recording data and assisting Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians in health care and assist in environmental enrichment program.

Our Ideal Candidate

· High school diploma or GED required. Prefer one-year specific job experience or bachelors degree in related discipline.

· AALAS Certificate at the ALAT level preferred or licensed veterinary technician (LVT).

· Animal experience preferred.

· Must have valid driver’s license and meet Texas Biomed driving standards.

What we can offer you:
· Competitive pay and career development opportunities
· 7% Employer-Funded retirement contribution starting day one
· Full insurance benefits
· Holidays, PTO and a paid week off in the last week of December

· We are proud of our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging!

Work involves strenuous physical activities of various kinds with routine exposure to animals, hazardous substances, potentially dangerous situations, and unpleasant work conditions (e.g. exposure to unpleasant odors or adverse weather conditions). The laboratory environment is managed by stringent safety and health standards and with adherence to protocol, the risk is very low.

OTHER: This is a full-time hourly paid position. Employee will normally work 7:00am to 4:00pm. Rotating schedule with some weekend and holiday work will be required. Pre-employment drug screen is required.

Texas Biomedical Research Institute provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.