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.
The Preclinical Services Technologist is responsible for coordinating and performing some or all of the animal work for research projects. The Preclinical Services Technologist will perform both pre and post-procedural care for both rodent and non-rodent models. The Preclinical Services Technologist will assist in study development and coordination, inventory, ordering supplies, protocol writing, and generating estimates and study sheets for proposed work. Other work may include tissue harvest and use of laboratory equipment including centrifuge, microscopes, etc. The Preclinical Services Technologist will follow the procedures and guidelines approved by these institutions.