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Lab Technician - Comparative Pathobiology
Tufts University

Date Posted Jun. 10, 2024
Title Lab Technician - Comparative Pathobiology
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Department of Comparative Pathobiology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Pathology/Pathobiology


The Department of Comparative Pathobiology supports faculty and staff who teach, conduct research, and provide diagnostic services to the small and large animal hospitals as well as outside organizations. Educational areas of emphasis include Clinical Skills, Veterinary Anatomy, Veterinary Biochemistry, Organ Systems and Pathophysiology, and Veterinary Pathology.  Research areas include reproductive biology, neuroscience, and biotechnology.  Faculty provide anatomic and clinical pathology diagnostic services through the Cummings Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, which supports patient care by the school’s hospitals.

What You'll Do

The teaching laboratory technician will coordinate with course instructors on teaching laboratory needs to set up and manage teaching laboratories in the professional and graduate curricula.

Professional courses that fall within the duties of this position include (but are not limited to): microbiology, parasitology, physiology, and pathology courses including pre-clinical (e.g., general pathology, pathophysiology labs) and clinical (e.g., clinical pathology 4th year rotation wet labs) courses. Graduate courses that include wet lab sessions may also fall within the scope of this position

Day-to-day duties will depend on the teaching laboratory schedule and will provide a broad diversity in exposure to areas and courses on the Cummings School campus


Essential functions and responsibilites as a Lab technician will be:

  • Coordinating with course instructors for relevant courses to identify teaching laboratory structure and needs; inventorying, ordering, and managing supply needs for courses under the purview of the position.
  • Setting up the materials and equipment for teaching laboratories, including microscopes and specimens; assisting with technical procedures if needed by instructors during laboratories; cleaning up after laboratories.
  • Maintain the laboratory’s compliance with all required biosafety standards.

The schedule for this postion will be Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by a High School diploma or equivalency test (GED or HiSete
  • Knowledge of or experience with animals in a professional setting
  • Basic computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Strong organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with dissection, embalming cadavers, or soft tissue plastination
  • Experience working productively in a team environment
    Familiarity of anatomy and anatomical terminology

Pay Range

Minimum $24.30, Midpoint $28.90, Maximum $33.50
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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