TUFTS COMPARATIVE MEDICINE SERVICES (TUFTS CMS) provides facilities, services, and information to facilitate effective research using laboratory animals at Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center in Boston and Tufts University in Medford. TUFTS 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 and house in excess of 40,000 animals daily.
The Technical Services Technologist is responsible for coordinating and performing some or all of the animal work for research projects. The TS Technologist will perform both pre and post-procedural care for both rodent and non-rodent models. The TS 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 technologist will follow the procedures and guidelines approved by these institutions.
Associates Degree in Veterinary Science or Technology, Animal Science, Biological Sciences, or related field and 1-3 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.
The ideal candidate would have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, and/or Certified Veterinary Technician and 3-5 years of experience in related field with some level of AALAS certification, excellent writing skills, comfortable using the Microsoft Office Suite.
Able to perform the flowing techniques in rodents and/or large animals: PO, SQ, ID, IM, IP dosing, blood collection, necropsy and tissue collection, anesthesia monitoring.
He or she would demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to interact with investigative staff, 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.
He or she would work effectively in a variety of situations; be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, demonstrate good work habits, and show flexibility and initiative.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
M – F – 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.