Job Details

University of Texas at El Paso
  • Position Number: 3778124
  • Location: El Paso, TX
  • Position Type: Agriculture - Veterinary Medicine


Job ID: 8650
Location: El Paso, TX
Full/Part Time: Part Time
Regular/Temporary: $RegTemp

FLSA Status


Posting End Date

Open until filled

Earliest Start Date

As soon as possible


Commensurate with education and experience

Hours per Week

20.00 Standard from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM ; (On-call)

Hiring Department

Office of Research and Sponsored Porjects

Required Application Materials

A resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references will be required to apply.

Please submit all documents in a single PDF file to be considered.

Purpose of Position

Serves in support of the department's animal research program and supervisor of the Animal Facility. The position is multi-faceted, requiring leadership, involvement, and oversight in all aspects of the Program assuring compliance with all current federal, state and university animal welfare regulations.

Essential Functions

To provide veterinary care for various species of research animals through disease prevention, clinical care, health monitoring and quality assurance measures. This position is located in the Laboratory Animal Resources Center (LARC).

Responsible for animal procurement, overseeing animal care and husbandry, collaborating with faculty regarding animal research and support services, ensuring compliance with University policy and governmental animal welfare regulations for AAALAC International accreditation, supervising animal care personnel, and training all users.

Specific Job Related Duties:

Plans and implements preventative medicine programs

Identifies deficiencies and ensures correction of procedures, equipment and policies as it pertains to animal welfare.

Plans and conducts clinical care of research animals; as well as clinical oversight/support to animals in housing environments from barrier to ABSL1-3.

Plans and organizes veterinary drug and equipment purchases.

Reviews reports of incoming notices for applicable animal health monitoring.

Facilitates, participates and assists in expediting planned research.

Along with veterinary technical staff, responsible for daily clinical rounds to monitor health of animals.

Monitors non-surgical, surgical and post-operative care.

Partakes in emergency veterinarian calls which may occur during the evening, weekends or holidays.

Maintains and monitor clinical documentation and integrity of the animal records.

Departmental Functions:

Facilitates and participates in the development and implementation of assigned new initiatives, programs, services and relationships to enhance service and outcomes for research.

Trains departmental personnel, research investigators and students in animal procedures

Works with Principal Investigators and research staff to promote communication

Consults with researchers on protocol development and study design

Conduct protocol reviews to ensure PHS animal welfare compliance is adhered to

May perform semi-annual inspections of animal care areas

Monitors and assures department activities are in compliance with regulatory and accrediting requirement and initiates corrective action as appropriate

Familiar with internal, regulatory and other applicable documentation

Knowledge of all Microsoft Office software and able to learn and use institutional software systems.

Complies with all State and University policies.

Other duties may be assigned.

Required Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD) from a school approved or accredited by the AVMA.

Current veterinary license to practice in at least one state within the U.S., and must obtain Texas Veterinary Licensure within one year of hire.

ACLAM board eligible /willingness to attain ACLAM board eligibility.

Experience in animal research, particularly with rodents; knowledge of effective procedural techniques and practices; strong communication and interpersonal skills with a high degree of professionalism in working with Principal Investigators and research staff at all levels of organization.

Knowledge of governmental regulations and contemporary practices in animal care and use.

Ability to work in a biocontainment level three facility or become trained within one year of hire.

Some traveling.

Working Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; stoop, kneel and crouch. The employee is frequently required to use hands to feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to lift and move up to 25 pounds.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment ranges from moderate to very loud.

Performing the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EO/AA Statement

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation and gender in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972.

For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities, please contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at

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