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Husbandry Supervisor - Comparative Medicine Services
Tufts University

Date Posted Sep. 17, 2021
Title Husbandry Supervisor - Comparative Medicine Services
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Agriculture/Animal Care

Husbandry Supervisor – Comparative Medicine Services – (21001803)


The Comparative Medicine Services (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. 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, housing in excess of 40,000 animals daily.

The Supervisor, under the supervision of the Manager, will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of CMS’ animal facilities, including maintaining equipment such as cagewashers, tunnelwashers, autoclaves, vacuum system, etc. In addition, this position is responsible for supervising 19-25 animal care staff employees and assisting in the development and implementation of all policies pertaining to the Husbandry and Facility Operations section of CMS.


Basic Requirements:

Associates Degree with a minimum of 1-3 years supervisory experience.
AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) level or higher.
If not AALAS certified at the Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) level, certification should be obtained within one year of employment.
The candidate should have experience in a research support environment and regulations governing animal research and must have demonstrated productivity and effective interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree with 3-5 years of experience and LATG certification.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:
On-call hours.

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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