The Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health (IDGH) combines four important areas of expertise within Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. These are public/population health, international medicine, wildlife and conservation medicine, and infectious disease research. The alignment of these areas promotes cross-disciplinary strengths that are important in achieving the department's goal of improving human, animal and ecosystem health locally, nationally and globally.
What You'll Do
As a Lab Animal Technician, you will be play a critical role in the department, providing your skills in a variety of laboratory and animal-model related tasks under the supervision of the principal investigators.
• Animal care and husbandry (feeding, cleaning, observing);
• Experimental setup (organizing supplies, sterilizing instruments);
• Performance of research studies (inoculating animals, administering therapeutics, sampling, observing and scoring animals for changes in health status, necropsying, collecting and processing tissues);
• Organizing and cleaning laboratory;
• Ordering animals and supplies;
• Maintaining animal records
• Tissue culture;
• Protein purification;
• Data collection and analysis;
• Preparation of study reports;
• Laboratory cleaning, organization and maintenance;
• Equipment maintenance and cleaning;
• Reagent preparation
Some weekend work and late evening work may be required.
What We're Looking For
- 2-3 years related experience
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Driver’s license
- Basic computer skills
- Ability to lift up to 50 lbs with or without accommodation
- Infectious disease experience preferred. Experience with bovine and rodents.
Minimum $19.30, Midpoint $23.15, Maximum $27.00
Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.