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Senior Laboratory Animal Technician - Comparative Biology Unit, Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
Tufts University

Date Posted May 27, 2021
Title Senior Laboratory Animal Technician - Comparative Biology Unit, Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
    Agriculture/Animal Care

This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay. This full-time position will be Tuesday – Saturday.
The Comparative Biology Unit (CBU) is a 25,000-square-foot animal research facility that is fully accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care. The CBU has an all-inclusive clean-dirty corridor system, with anteroom extensions in some rooms. The unit offers a wide range of services, including: comprehensive animal care, transgenic rodent breeding services, veterinary surveillance, diet preparation and individualized animal dietary services, animal monitoring, surgery and necropsy. The CBU adheres to strict environmental control guidelines and complies with the Animal Welfare Act provisions; and animal welfare guidelines such as the NIH Guide of the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals standards. All animal studies are reviewed and approved by the institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

The Animal Care Technician is responsible for:
performing those animal related responsibilities (feeding/diet assistance, experimental assistance, surgical assistance, animal health monitor and nursing, caretaking, environmental monitor, etc.) or as otherwise directed by the Manager of the Unit's centralized animal care program. The individual will perform various animal related procedures such as cage changes (including cleaning and preparing cages) ; routine and standard technical and nursing responsibilites such as feedings; room inspections; room cleanings/disinfections; pair feeds, diet preparation, animal weights, injections, bleeds, oral dosings, surgical assistance, and will be required to work directly with hazardous materials (e.g. radioactive materials, carcinogens, biohazards) in animals, as directed, in support of various animal related research projects. The individual will perform various therapeutic veterinary interventions at the direction of the Manager.

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