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Job Details


Company name
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Edinburg, TX, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Feb 13,2020

Valid Through
May 28,2020


Number of Vacancies



Edinburg, Texas


School of Medicine / Molecular Science





Scope of Job

Performs work in the handling, care, and treatment of animals used in experiments and, of animals maintained in breeding colonies that produce animals for use in experiments.

Description of Duties

• Assists in maintaining animal care and procedure facilities and equipment.

• Provides routine care of animals including feeding, and cleaning and sanitizing cages and environmental enrichment devices.

• Follows special instructions for the care and experimental manipulation of laboratory animals, including instructions pertaining to prescribed preventive and therapeutic treatment procedures.

• Administers special diets and medicines to animals.

• Maintains records of the daily census of animal colonies and of diets, life history events, genealogy, weights, and health status of individual animals,

• Prepares animals for, and assists in conducting, experimental and clinical procedures, including blood sampling and surgery.

• Performs post-operative care of animals, including administration of drugs, removal of sutures, and dressing of wounds.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

Direct supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given


Required Education

High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Education



Preferred: Texas Driver’s License or ability to obtain within six weeks of hire.

Required Experience


Preferred Experience

Related experience.


Use of standard office equipment.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Frequent travel and weekend work is required. Standard laboratory setting, exposure to bio-hazardous material, extreme temperatures, odors, noise, vibration, allergens and humidity. Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and will include the use of personal protective equipment. Working conditions are an indoor and outdoor environment with exposure to temperature variations, infectious diseases, and animals. May be required to lift up to 50 pounds while performing duties in the animal care facility.



Physical Capabilities

Employment Category


Minimum Salary

Commensurate with Experience

Posted Salary

Commensurate with Experience

Position Available Date


Grant Funded Position


If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement


is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status.


takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth



Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at for detailed contact information.

Additional Information


is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.



employees are required to have a criminal background check (


). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Quick Link

Company info

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Website :

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