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  • Preclinical Services Technologist - Comparative Medicine Services

    Tufts University


    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 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.

    What We're Looking For

    Basic Requirements:

    • 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.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • This individual 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. Evening, early morning, and weekend work including overtime may be required. On-call including weeknights and weekends may be required.

    Pay Range

    Minimum $23.40, Midpoint $28.08, Maximum $32.75

    Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.


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