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Job Title:  Laboratory Technician

Agency:  Texas A&M University

Department:  Vet Med – Physiology & Pharmacology

Proposed Minimum Salary:  Commensurate

Job Location:  College Station, Texas

Job Type:  Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

Who we are

Welcome to the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM). From the over 550 students in our DVM program, to the 2,355 students in our dynamic Biomedical Science Undergraduate Program, to the 150 outstanding graduate students involved in quality research projects throughout the college, we’re engaged in preparing our students to meet the public and animal health needs of the 21st century and beyond. We’re proud of our college, our facilities and our programs, but it’s the people that make it all work—we’re enormously proud of our faculty, staff, and students.

What we want

The Laboratory Technician, under general supervision, is responsible for preparing and maintaining laboratory equipment for the assigned laboratories. Maintains laboratories according to OSHA specifications, and performs laboratory and prep room cleanup. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If this job description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

Cover Letter/Resume’: A cover letter and resume’ are strongly recommended. You may upload these documents on the application under CV/Resume.

COVID-19 information:  Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M’s COVID-19 response, please visit the University’s COVID-19 website. For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness’ COVID-19 website.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Associate degree or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience
  • One year of related laboratory experience

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Other Requirements or Other Factors:

  • Must be available for after hours exam proctoring as needed (usually 4 times a semester)
  • This schedule is based on semester courses and will be determined at the beginning of each semester

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in animal science or related field
  • Two years of related laboratory experience

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Skills in mathematics, Learning Management Systems and Animal Handling


  • Lab Support – Sets up equipment and supplies for teaching laboratories and assists in lab demonstrations. Dismantles, cleans up, and stores equipment and supplies used in teaching laboratories. Troubleshoots and reports issues with computer hardware and software in teaching labs to supervising technician. Follows-up to make sure problems are solved in a timely manner. Coordinates the transfer of equipment to surplus. Assists lab supervisor in preparation for inspections.  Sets-up and maintains equipment for the assigned laboratory and updates laboratory computers. Communicates any concerns about workspace to supervising technician or supervisor.  Maintains laboratories according to Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) specifications.
  • Educational Support – Proctors exams and assists faculty with exam preparation and assignments as needed.
  • Inventory Management – Maintains inventory and reports inventory needs of laboratory supplies and pharmaceuticals for teaching laboratories to supervising technicians.
  • Lab Animal Duties – Assists in the restraint of animals during lab as needed. Assists students in recording and analyzing physiological data during class. Reports any animal health concerns to supervising technician or attending veterinarian. Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate, specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate and will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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