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Preclinical Services Technologist - Comparative Medicine Services
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 23, 2022
Title Preclinical Services Technologist - Comparative Medicine Services
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Small/Lab Animal Medicine
    Veterinary Medicine - General


Tufts 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 animal work for research projects, including both pre and post-procedural care for both rodent and non-rodent models. This position reports to the CMS Preclinical Services Supervisor.


Responsibilities include:

  • Administers treatments and provides care to the animals as directed by the CMS veterinarian(s) or written in approved protocol
  • Provides social, food, and physical enrichment to the animals
  • Executes technical assistance services for the investigative staff including injections, blood collection, euthanasia, etc.
  • Assists in study development and coordination, inventory, ordering supplies, protocol writing, and generating estimates and study sheets for proposed work
  • Follows the procedures and guidelines approved by institution
  • Additional work may include tissue harvest and use of laboratory equipment including centrifuge, microscopes, etc.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience typically acquired through a completion of an Associates Degree in Veterinary Science or Technology, Animal Science, Biological Sciences, or related field and 1.5+ 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' Degree in a related field, and/or Certified Veterinary Technician and 3+ 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 other animals: PO, SQ, ID, IM, IP dosing, blood collection, necropsy and tissue collection, anesthesia monitoring
  • This individual would 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

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