Research Veterinary Technician III (Must Be US Citizen)

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Updated: August 24, 2018
Job ID: 214045
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: San Antonio, TX, United States

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HJF is seeking a Veterinary Technician III to support the Naval Medical Research Unit – San Antonio (NAMRU-SA) at Ft. Sam Houston, 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 combat casualty care, would healing, wound regeneration and microbial infections.


  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. Coordinate the implementation of animal based research studies.
  3. Develop, organize and maintain research databases.
  4. Daily handling and restraining of various small and large animal species.
  5. Maintain traffic patterns, sterile equipment, pest control, quality assurance procedures and record keeping.
  6. Conduct daily and weekly inspections or areas of responsibility to ensure compliance with standards.
  7. Coordinate animal procurement and shipping procedures.
  8. Assist in ordering and maintaining inventory of supplies.
  9. Coordinate animal research work activities between Research Scientist, animal care staff, and research laboratory technicians.
  10. Ability to serve in role of vivarium manager, including maintenance of daily operations, supply stocks, consumable supplies, and equipment maintenance.
  11. Must have extensive experience and hands-on knowledge of animal husbandry, animal care and maintenance and animal genetics.
  12. 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 have extensive knowledge of 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:  Bachelor’s degree in Medical or Animal Science

Minimum Experience:  4-6 years of experience

Physical Capabilities:  The incumbent must be able to work on their feet for extended periods of time (entire work day). 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). Must be a US citizen.

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.