Massachusetts Institute of Technology Associate Director in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Associate Director

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Division of Comparative Medicine

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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.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM), to be responsible for the management and operation of the animal resource program. DCM operates a centralized, AAALAC-accredited animal care and use program and provides animal husbandry and clinical care for more than a dozen species on the MIT campus. Its 170 member staff include nine veterinarians, a multidisciplinary diagnostic and histology laboratory, and a postdoctoral training program for six veterinarians specializing in biomedical research. Duties include participating in collaborative or independent research; helping coordinate the activities, education, and training of postdoctoral and summer fellows; serving on the Committee on Animal Care and communicating its views and decisions to the MIT investigative community; overseeing administration of the protocol review process and involving appropriate professional staff; assisting with compliance of relevant government regulations and Institute policies; monitoring operation of the animal facilities to ensure that research animals are properly housed, fed, handled, and observed for disease and unpredicted deleterious effect on research; supervising animal resource managers; coordinating clinical services to ensure that disease quarantine, prevention, and control measures are instituted and directing the activities of and delegating responsibilities to veterinary staff; serving as the principal contact for regulatory and accrediting agencies (USDA, AAALAC, MA Humane Society, Cambridge Department of Public Health); serving on DCM and Institute-wide committees; contributing to the writing/updating of procedure/policy manuals; and supervising the Occupational Health Program.

This is a non-faculty senior academic staff position.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: DVM/VMD from an AVMA-accredited or equivalent institution, ACLAM board certification, and a minimum of five years’ experience in a laboratory animal setting. Ph.D. in pathobiology, microbiology, toxicology or related discipline preferred. Job #15717


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