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UT Health Animal Resources Team Leader- Research Animal Support in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Animal Resources Team Leader- Research Animal Support

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas



UTHealth Administration

Requisition #: 210002X0

Position Summary:

Serves as a working lead and provides oversight to a small team or teams in specific areas.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Organizes, delegates and supervises team efforts.

  2. May perform animal care duties, cleaning, feeding and observing animals. May conduct rounds of animal rooms as back-up to supervisors.

  3. Performs daily documentation of project status including standard animal room reporting. May conduct census and produce cage cards as needed.

  4. Receives, transports and distributes incoming animal shipments.

  5. May assist with technical procedures such as collecting samples, record keeping, preparing diets or providing medications to animals including topical treatments.

  6. May train or assist with training on technical subjects in their assigned area.

  7. May assist with breeding colonies.

  8. May assist with special projects.

  9. Performs other duties as assigned.


AALAS certification as Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) required.

Minimum Education:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Minimum Experience:

Three (3) years of experience working in a laboratory animal facility. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds frequently and/or up to 20 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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