Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
RESEARCH/CLINICAL VETERINARIAN, Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM), to manage the animal health care and clinical services within the MIT and Whitehead animal facilities, conduct independent and/or collaborative research, and mentor postdoctoral trainees. Responsibilities will include participation in collaborative or independent research focusing on the utilization of novel genome editing techniques in common marmosets for the generation of animal models; overseeing the operation of the old and new world primate colony, including provision of clinical care, management of breeding operations, implementation of the preventative health care program, and performing and assisting in surgical exercises; training postdoctoral fellows, veterinary technicians, research technicians, and other research staff on humane handling, clinical procedures, and research techniques employed in the care and research utilization of common marmosets; assisting with the provision of clinical care to other laboratory animal species; participating in the mentorship, education, and training of DCM postdoctoral fellows and summer fellows in comparative medicine; collaborating with the chief of surgical resources and chief of primate resources on monitoring the operation of the animal facilities, ensuring that SOPs are being followed, ensuring that researchers are supported adequately and are following DCM guidelines, and contributing to the continuing education program for DCM’s animal technicians; communicating with MIT staff and faculty regarding animal health and welfare issues and animal model development; and directly supervising postdoctoral fellows, research technicians, and veterinary technicians.
REQUIRED: DVM from an AVMA-accredited institution, license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state, and at least three years’ primate experience. PREFERRED: new and old world primate experience, and ACLAM board certification. Job #18977