This position is located at The Michale E. Keeling Center for
Comparative Medicine and Research in Bastrop, Texas.
The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer
Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world
through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research
and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and
graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the
The primary purpose of the Animal Attendant position is to
provide for the care of animals and the associated facilities
within the Department of Comparative Medicine. This position will
primarily support the Rhesus and Baboon area(s) and may assist in
other animal areas as needed. Works weekends and holidays on a
scheduled, rotating basis; may work overtime as authorized by the
Manager. This position may be subject to working in biocontainment
areas requiring compliance with specific protocols.
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Animal Husbandry and Facility Maintenance
Performs daily husbandry and disposal of waste materials.
Operates cage sanitation equipment.
Prepares and distributes daily diet/enrichment.
May assist in transporting animals which may require specialized
training or handling techniques.
Inspects lixit valves and water lines daily to ensure proper
Inspects assigned animal areas and maintain rooms, buildings,
facilities, and equipment (including enrichment). Reports issues to
Supervisor or Team Leader.
Performs basic housekeeping and restocks supplies.
Conducts animal health and behavioral observations. Reports
changes in animal behavior and appearance to Supervisor.
May assist with infant care.
Administrative and Compliance
Adheres to PPE requirements.
Works safely in close proximity to animals.
Ensures appropriate animal access to shelter, food, water and
distance from other groups. Ensures proper cage and building lock
procedures are followed.
Responsible for animal identification as required by area.
May need to respond in emergency situations.
Participates in SOP training and consistently follows SOPs and
departmental policies. Responsible for adhering to AAALAC and IACUC
standards and USDA/AWA regulations.
Provides timely and accurate documentation and recordkeeping of
husbandry and healthcare data (including GLP).
Other duties as assigned.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
Preferred Education: None
Preferred Certification: American Association of Laboratory
Animal Science (AALAS) Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician
Preferred Experience: Some experience working with animals.
Onsite Presence: Is Required
Exposure to animals
Exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and/or tissue
Exposure to Radiation
Hazardous Chemicals and Materials
Wearing Protective Equipment
Working At Heights
Working on uneven/slippery surface
Fine finger movement
Visual Color Discrimination
Attention to detail
Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback
Responding in emergency situations
It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer
Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to
race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual
orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected
veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected
by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless
such distinction is required by law.
- Requisition ID: 138203
- Employment Status: Full-Time
- Employee Status: Regular
- FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
- Work Week: Days
- Fund Type: Hard
- Pivotal Position: No
- Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 27,040
- Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 31,000
- Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 34,800
- Science Jobs: No