Research Associate/ Post Doc -HNRCA

  • Tufts University
  • Boston, MA
  • Apr 18, 2019

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Research Associate/ Post Doc -HNRCA - 19001311

The USDA-Human Nutrition Research on Aging (HNRCA) is one of six USDA human research centers created to study the effect of human nutrition on health. The HNRCA mission is to conduct state-of-the-art research on human nutrition and aging.

The HNRCA is operated by Tufts University through a cooperative agreement with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS). Located adjacent to the Tufts University Health Science campus in Boston, Massachusetts, the HNRCA is one of six human nutrition research centers in the United States supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Plans, organizes, and conducts highly independent research project(s), including designing, testing, and evaluating methodologies and protocols. Analyzes and organizes data and data collection systems, interprets and summarizes results, and writes materials for publication and presentation. Manages laboratory operations, including oversight of purchasing, inventory, equipment upkeep and safety; hires, trains and supervises laboratory staff and evaluates work.

Basic Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in science
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in a related field of research

Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD biochemistry or cell biology
  • 2 English language publications
  • Familiarity with ubiquitin system, specifically ubiquitin conjugating enzymes and degradation enzymes

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

The RA is expected to work all hours that are required to execute the research. This may involve weekends and nights. He/she will travel to, reside at, and present results at conferences

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
Job: Research
Organization: Nutrition and Vision Lab-HNRC
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Apr 16, 2019, 11:43:32 AM