Research Veterinary Technician II (Must Be US Citizen)

Updated: October 9, 2018
Job ID: 214044
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: San Antonio, TX, United States

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HJF is seeking a Veterinary Technician to support the Naval Medical Research Unit – San Antonio (NAMRU-SA) in San Antonio, Texas.  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, direct energy Bioeffects.


  1. Conduct and support surgical procedure, operating room maintenance, animal disease prevention and health surveillance, appropriate animal housing, record keeping, and ensuring specific pathogen free techniques.
  2. Daily handling and restraining of various small and large animal species.
  3. Maintain traffic patterns, sterile equipment, pest control, quality assurance procedures and record keeping.
  4. Conduct daily and weekly inspections or areas of responsibility to ensure compliance with standards.
  5. Coordinate animal procurement and shipping procedures.
  6. Assist in ordering and maintaining inventory of supplies.
  7. Coordinate animal research work activities between Research Scientist, animal care staff, and research laboratory technicians.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:   Knowledge of standard laboratory techniques; experience handling animals; ability to follow detailed instructions; good communication and analytical skills.   The incumbent must be proficient at using software tools such as Microsoft Word and Excel to maintain, create or modify departmental forms or obtain information. The incumbent must comply with the Institute's occupational health and safety requirements and be able to perform work while wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  Associate’s degree as a Veterinary Technician required, Bachelor’s degree in Medical or Animal Science is preferred.

Minimum Experience:  2-4 years of experience

Physical Capabilities:  The incumbent must be able to work on their feet for extended periods of time (entire work day) without interference of previous injuries and must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 75 pounds for short distances. The incumbent must comply with the Institute's occupational health and safety requirements and be able to perform work while wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration:  Must acquire certification as a Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) or Technologist (LATG) through the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) or be working towards getting the degree as part of continuing education. Must be a US citizen. Must be a US citizen and able to obtain a CAC.

Work Environment:  Work in an animal facility including some activity in a laboratory environment.

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, or protected veteran status.

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