Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites applications for the position of Director, Division of Animal Resources. Reporting to the dean, the successful candidate will be responsible for the care of the research and teaching animals that support Cummings School program. Encompassing traditional laboratory animal species as well as farm animals, the Director is the attending veterinarian responsible for regulatory requirements and AAALAC accreditation for the School. The Director is expected to provide support for internal and external researchers, including supporting external contract research. Additional opportunities include teaching in the combined DVM/Master of Laboratory Animal Medicine program, in the DVM program, in other graduate programs, and, in accordance with the interests and expertise of the successful individual, engage in research and scholarly activity.
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University hosts a rodent facility, large animal housing and research spaces, a research farm, and the New England Regional Biosafety Laboratory (BSL3). Cummings School hosts six hospitals or clinics, responsible for care of over 100,000 animals annually and has a Clinical Trials Office to support clinical research. The Comparative Pathology and Genomics Shared Research Resource, Cummings Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, and advanced diagnostic imaging also support research at Cummings School.
For those individuals with a strong research interest, any area of expertise will be considered. However, alignment with our research priority areas, including BSL3 research, is considered an asset. Research priorities include infectious disease and global health, clinical and translational research, comparative oncology, cardiovascular and renal disease, neurosciences, human-animal interactions, and public policy.
Cummings School veterinary experts help bridge the gap between animals and people, and between proof-of-concept and clinical trials. Our AAALAC-accredited program supports large animal models, experimental surgery, regenerative medicine, ABSL2 and ABSL3 containment, orthopedics, MRI and CT imaging, pulmonology, and pathology.
The successful candidate will report directly to the dean as Director of Animal Resources and may hold an academic appointment in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology, at the rank (associate or professor) and in the track appropriate for the qualifications, experience, and expectations of the successful candidate.
Must hold a DVM or equivalent degree. Eligibility for licensure in Massachusetts is required. Completion of a residency program in laboratory animal medicine or equivalent experience is required.
Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Medicine (ACLAM) or the European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine is considered an asset. Demonstrated excellence in laboratory animal medicine and ability to support a range of animal species are required. Surgical and animal model expertise is required. Five or more years of experience in laboratory animal medicine, with at least two years of personnel and budgetary experience is required. A working knowledge of the regulatory requirements for the care and use of research animals is required. A PhD or relevant research experience is considered necessary if significant time is allocated to research and scholarly activity.
Review of applications will begin April 4th and the search will be continued until a suitable candidate is identified. Start date is negotiable, but a preferred date is no later than September 1, 2022. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their qualifications, clinical experience, scholarly interests, and teaching experience. Please address your strengths/experiences in diversity and inclusion as it relates to teaching, research, and/or service in your cover letter. The names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five references should be provided. Applicants should submit materials through the Interfolio link (http://apply.interfolio.com/102726). For questions about the application process, please contact Dr. Alastair Cribb at Alastair.email@example.com.
Cummings is situated in Grafton, MA on a 600-acre pastoral campus, forty-five minutes west of Boston and next door to Worcester, the second largest city in Massachusetts. There is a regional rail service stop adjacent to campus and easy access to cultural and sporting events. The campus is a short drive from beautiful beaches, mountains, and other unique features of New England. The area is a hub of biotechnology and higher education. The K-12 education system is excellent. Housing is readily available close to campus or in any number of surrounding towns.