Veterinary Surgical Research Technologist - Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine - (19001252)
The Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) provides facilities, services, and information to facilitate effective research using laboratory animals at Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center in Boston including the Surgical Research Laboratory (SRL) and the Transgenic Core facility, the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston, and Tufts University in Medford. DLAM 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.
The position requires surgical and anesthesia proficiency in a variety of laboratory animal species and animal models. Independently, or under general supervision of the veterinarian in charge, coordinate the scheduling and general operation of the research surgical facilities; induce and monitor general anesthesia in laboratory animals; perform surgery; provide technical assistance and nursing support to postoperative animals; assist investigative staff with experimental procedures, anesthesia, pre-, intra- and postoperative care and monitoring; and provide nursing services to animals. Provides care to laboratory animals maintained with DLAM. 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. Actively participates in interdepartmental training and continuing education seminars.
Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Science, Veterinary Technology, Animal Health Science or a related field. AALAS and/or ASR certifications recommended.
Minimum of 1 year experience
Knowledge in laboratory animal medicine including anesthesia and surgery in a variety of small and large species. Basic knowledge in the regulations governing animals used in biomedical research. Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and use of email.
Must have demonstrated productivity and effective interpersonal skills; and have the ability to work effectively and professionally with others. Ability to lift up to 50lbs with or without accommodation.
Strong clinical, anesthesia, and surgical skills in proficiency in a variety of laboratory animal species and animal models including rabbits, pigs, sheep, goats, dogs, guinea pigs, rodents, and other species.
The candidate will have some experience in a research support environment and regulations governing animal research and must have demonstrated productivity and effective interpersonal skills.
Experience in laboratory animal medicine preferred.
AALAS or ASR certification preferred.
Excellent written and verbal skills and computer literacy required.
The individual must be capable of functioning independently with minimal supervision.
Detail oriented and superb organization skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Evening, early morning and weekend work including overtime may be required. On-call including weeknights and weekends may be required
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Mar 22, 2019, 5:27:44 PM
Internal Number: 96340
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