This is a limited term position for 1 year.
Tufts Comparative Medicine Services provides facilities, services, and information to facilitate effective research using laboratory animals at Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center in Boston including the Surgical and Interventional Research Laboratories (SIRL), and Tufts University in Medford. Tufts CMS is also obligated to insure 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.
Responsible for providing clinical and surgical veterinary medical care in support of the animals housed within Tufts CMS. Follows and implements all Tufts CMS policies. Monitors and reports on matters of compliance with regards to applicable federal, state, institutional and departmental regulations within the animal care program.
The position requires surgical and anesthesia proficiency in a variety of laboratory animal species and animal models. Independently, or under general supervision of the Tufts CMS veterinarians, coordinate the scheduling and general operation of the research facilities; induce and monitor general anesthesia in laboratory animals; perform surgery; provide assistance and veterinary support to postoperative animals; assist investigative staff with experimental procedures, anesthesia, pre-, intra- and postoperative care and monitoring; and provide veterinary services to animals. Provides care to laboratory animals maintained with CMS. Additional responsibilities may include model development, protocol development, client interaction and consultation, as well as providing mentorship/collaboration/training to/with internal and external investigators and their research staff. The job may include indirect supervision of veterinary and surgical research technicians. Actively participates in interdepartmental training and continuing education seminars. Evening, early morning and weekend work including overtime may be required. On-call including weeknights and weekends may be required.