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Preclinical Services Animal Care and Operations Support Technician - Comparative Medicine Services
Tufts University

Date Posted Aug. 24, 2022
Title Preclinical Services Animal Care and Operations Support Technician - Comparative Medicine Services
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Comparative Medicine Services
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Agriculture/Animal Care


Comparative Medicine Services (CMS) provides facilities, services, and information to facilitate effective research using laboratory animals at Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center (TMC) in Boston, Tufts University in Medford, and industry and academic research laboratories. CMS is also obligated to ensure that animal care procedures and animal experimentation comply with federal, state, and local regulations. The management and operation of the animal care activities of all sites are integral to the animal care and use program.  All centralized facilities are located within a 2-block radius, either in Boston or Medford.

What You'll Do

The Preclinical Services Animal Care Technician is responsible for performing daily health checks of animals, administering medications, enrichment, exercise, and socialization of non-rodent animal models.   The Animal Care Technician will perform or assist in both pre- and post-procedural care for non-rodent models.  The Animal Care Technician will assist in inventory, ordering supplies, restocking, and other on-going tasks.  The Animal Care Technician will follow the procedures and guidelines approved by these institutions.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:


  • High School diploma or equivalent and 0-2 years Veterinary Technician or laboratory animal medicine experience.
  • AALAS certifications recommended and technician will be required to achieve Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) certification within 3 years of employment.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate would have an AALAS certification.
  • Able to perform the following techniques in large animals: PO, SQ, ID, IM, IP dosing. 
  • Candidate would demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability and communicate animal health issues, compliance issues, training, facility issues, etc. in a professional collegial manner with members of the investigative and Tufts CMS staff.  
  • This individual would be detail oriented and have superb organizational skills. 
  • Candidate would demonstrate good work habits and show flexibility and initiative.


Work Schedule:

  • Monday - Friday between 6:30 am and 5 pm - 40 hours per week
  • Evening, early morning, and weekend work including overtime may be required. On-call including weeknights and weekends may be required.     


An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.


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