This is a grant funded position.
The Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University (HNRCA) is one of six human nutrition research centers in the United States supported by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the intramural research branch of the USDA. Located on the Tufts Health Sciences campus in downtown Boston, the HNRCA is operated by a cooperative agreement between the USDA and Tufts University, with most of the 140 scientists and staff employed by Tufts University.
The HNRCA provides a strong research environment that involves multiple research laboratories that engage in cellular and molecular studies, animal studies, human metabolic studies, and epidemiological research. The six in-house scientific core units support the research programs by providing expertise and services that include a 25,000 square foot human nutrition metabolic research unit, an AAALAC- accredited animal facility, a clinical chemistry laboratory, mass spectrometry, biostatistics, data management and extensive pre-award research and planning. See hnrca.tufts.edu for more information.
What You'll Do
Plan and conduct research independently and is responsible for data collection and analysis methods in accordance with laboratory goals. Collaborate with other Research staff members to identify novel research methods. Develop projects and plans to implement these methods. Contribute original research and is published in peer-reviewed journals. Develop grant proposals and secure grant funding from the government or other peer-reviewed sources independently or collaboratively. Participate in research, and mentoring, including providing research guidance to graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and less experienced scientists.
What We're Looking For
A PhD is required along with 2 or more years of experience as a Scientist III, demonstrated ability to make significant contributions to related scientific research and scholarship, strong potential to direct own research, as well as participation in the mentoring and training of graduate students and younger scientists and regular, significant, contributions published in peer-reviewed journals.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
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