Description The office of the Department of Biomedical Sciences provides administrative support for faculty and staff who teach, conduct research and provide diagnostic services to the small and large animal hospitals as well as outside organizations. Some of the courses have teaching laboratories as key components. Students are provided hands on opportunities to learn through these laboratories. Research areas include reproductive biology, neuroscience, biotechnology and hepatic diseases. Diagnostic services are provided by the Section of Pathology. This section provides biopsy & necropsy services and operates clinical pathology and histology laboratories. The responsibilities of this job are split between the Anatomy Lab and the Pathology postmortem room, with most mornings spent in the anatomy lab and afternoons spent in the postmortem room. This individual will oversee general cleanliness, track inventory, order, and receive supplies (with proper record keeping), and ensure that instruments and equipment is in good repair in both facilities, notifying administration if repairs are necessary. The person must properly identify and dispose of biological materials. A key responsibility is assisting with the Anatomy year I and year II labs by ordering supplies, setting up the labs and cleaning up after the labs. Assist with distribution and collection of teaching tools to the students. The technician is responsible for moving donated cadavers from the Pathology cooler to the Anatomy lab and keeping accurate records of the cadavers. Check to see that the IT and media equipment are working properly. In the postmortem room, this individual will provide daily technical support to the pathologist on duty for post mortems, from preparation of the cadavers to clean up. The technician will oversee veterinary students and first year residents in biohazard and safety issues. Maintains access and security of the postmortem room facilities. Work with supervisor to develop protocols and enforce them. Must have seamless interface with other hospital units and outside clients and communicate closely with Pathology section administration. Work closely with the Aftercare coordinator to be sure all cadavers are labeled correctly and in the correct location. Supplies cadaver parts for other labs on campus as needed.
Organization: Bio Med Sciences-Cummings-Vet
Employee Status: Regular
Qualifications Basic Requirements: Two years of experience in a small or large animal practice plus an Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology or Animal Science. Basic Computer Skills are a must. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation. Ability to operate a hoist, hydraulic table, band saw and other potentially hazardous power equipment. Reasoning and organizational skills are required. Position carries a large degree of responsibility, requiring independence, sound judgment and effective performance during emergencies. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree preferred. Prior work experience following directions and prioritizing the workload is necessary. Candidate should have a good understanding of medical terminology, IACUC requirements and have familiarity with animal anatomy. Knowledge of lab safety requirements including the use of chemicals. Flexibility with the work schedule is needed occasionally. Special Work Schedule Requirements: Exposure to embalming solutions, potassium hydroxide and acetone. Will use various cleaning chemicals used to wash, disinfect and remove grease. May have occasional hours beyond 4:00pm. Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement.