Title:  Laboratory Animal Technician II

Division:  Center for Comparative Medicine
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $37,174 - $42,714
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  17153


Under minimal supervision, provides skilled care and handling of laboratory animals in a safe and sanitary manner. Primary working areas include standard housing areas as well as specialized areas including but not limited to: non-human primate housing areas, biohazardous areas, animal colonies requiring specialized procedures.

Job Duties

  • Conducts daily health checks and feeds and waters animals.
  • Changes cages as scheduled and sanitizes housing areas.
  • Maintains accurate colony records.
  • Performs technical procedures such as: permanent animal identification, animal restraint and tissue biopsies.
  • Receives animals into and transfers animals out of animal facility. Records and maintains extensive, accurate records for transfer activities.
  • Establishes breeding cages and weans juvenile animals. 
  • Receives, processes and fulfills internal purchase order request. 
  • Coordinates with Primary Investigators and other staff to maintain colonies and achieve scientific objectives. 
  • Communicates directly with stakeholders to convey detailed information and accurately achieve directives.
  • Provide routine husbandry and other job related duties as assigned.
  • Detailed record keeping and log documentation. 
  • Ability to work independently with limited direct supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Two years of relevant experience.
  • Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic computer skills (e.g. email, Excel, Word)


Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.