Veterinary Technician II

Updated: June 25, 2018
Job ID: 213283
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: San Antonio, TX, United States

Join the HJF Team!

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) is looking for a Veterinarian Technician II to support research and program objectives at the Naval Medical Research Unit ‐ San Antonio (NAMRU‐SA). HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to NAMRU-SA at Fort Sam Houston, TX.


  • Responsible for supporting animal based research applying the latest scientific knowledge towards the solution of a broad range of theoretical and practical problems in the areas of hemorrhage and resuscitation, transplant surgery, immunomodulation, and directed energy bioeffects, including:
  • Conduct and support surgical procedure, operating room maintenance, animal disease prevention and health surveillance, appropriate animal housing, record keeping, insuring specific pathogen free techniques;
  • Daily handle and restrain various small and large animal species;
  • Maintain traffic patterns, sterile equipment, pest control, quality assurance procedures and record keeping;
  • Conduct daily and weekly inspections or areas of responsibility to ensure compliance with standards;
  • Coordinating animal procurement and shipping procedures;
  • Assist in ordering and maintaining inventory of supplies;
  • Coordinate animal research work activities between Research Scientist, animal care staff, and research laboratory technicians; and
  • Providing additional functionality incidental to research activities.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

  • Ability to implement animal based research studies.
  • Ability to organize and maintain the research databases.
  • Ability to conduct animal research activities with Research Scientist and laboratory technicians.
  • Ability to maintain supply stocks, consumable supplies, and equipment maintenance.
  • Must have experience and hands‐on knowledge of animal husbandry, animal care & maintenance, and animal genetics.
  • Must have knowledge of computer software, including the Microsoft Office Suite.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:

  • Must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical or Animal Science with at least five years of experience or an Associate Degree with at least seven years of experience. 
  • Must acquire certification as a Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) or Technologist (LATG) by the American Association of Laboratory Animal Sciences (AALAS).

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.