Position

Laboratory Manager and Freezing Technician

Location

Texas

Status

Filled

Description

Select Breeders Southwest, Inc. (SBSW) is seeking to hire an energetic and motivated individual to join the team of professionals at our Aubrey, Texas facility. With its network of 17 Affiliated Laboratories located throughout the world, Select Breeders Service is the leading provider of equine semen freezing, storage and distribution services. Our Texas facility maintains an equine sperm bank of approximately 50,000 doses of frozen semen. In addition to providing semen collection, evaluation and cryopreservation services to stallion owners SBSW distributes annually over 5,000 doses of equine frozen semen to domestic and foreign destinations.

For more information on Select Breeders Service and the International Network of Affiliated Laboratories please visit our website at www.selectbreeders.com.

The ideal candidate is organized, self directed, detail oriented, flexible and a person who works well with others in a small "team" atmosphere.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities Include but are not limited to the following

  • General laboratory maintenance
    • Lab setup, cleaning and restocking
    • Maintenance of lab equipment
    • Inventory management and supply ordering
  • Assist with and perform semen collections
  • Assist with semen evaluation and processing procedures for both cooled shipments and cryopreservation
  • Assist with frozen semen distribution and maintenance of frozen semen inventory
  • Responsibilities as Lab Manager
    • Organize lab for maximal efficiency
    • Perform routine QC procedures and testing
    • Review and update Standard Operating Procedures as required
    • Liaise with SBS HQ in Maryland regarding QC and SOP issues
    • Maintain lab records and website database

Skills Required

  • Basic computer skills 
  • Microsoft office programs 
  • Will train to use our custom database software 
  • Proficient in basic laboratory procedures - Pipeting, Dilutions, Microscopy, etc. 
  • Fundamental understanding of equine reproduction and breeding management 
  • Prior experience with semen collection and evaluation
  • Training in specific SBS protocols will be provided
  • Demonstrated experience working in a laboratory environment is beneficial, particularly with applied experience in laboratory management or project management.

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and occasionally ½ day on weekends
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and ability
Benefits: Full time employees that have completed one year of service are also eligible to participate in a company sponsored 401K and profit sharing plan.

Interested parties should email or mail a Letter of Interest and Resume to:

edharmon@selectbreederssw.com

Select Breeders Service, Inc.
Attn: Ed Harmon
2982 Rock Hill Road
Aubrey, TX 76227
(940) 365-2467