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Job ID: 192444

Scientist I - Biology
Tufts University

Date Posted Aug. 17, 2022
Title Scientist I - Biology
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Biology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Biology - General


The Allen Discovery Center (see is dedicated to the advancement of basic biology and biomedicine, using an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to control biological structure and function. Through a combination of molecular genetics, biophysics, and computational approaches, researchers at the Center work toward a multi-level control of patterning and biological computation. Novel technology and theory is being developed to modulate the bioelectric communication that enables cells to coordinate their activities toward specific anatomical and functional end-states. This new type of epigenetic control has significant implications for developmental biology, evolution, unconventional computation, synthetic bioengineering, and primitive cognition. Applications in progress include the repair of birth defects, regenerative medicine, cancer reprogramming, and synthetic biology.

What You'll Do

A Research Scientist in the Center drives a research program that directly contributes to the Center mission. Working independently, but in close consultation and in cooperation with the Director and the Deputy Director of the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University, this individual must be able to

  • perform routine and complex laboratory procedures
  • develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols
  • design and perform experiments that advance priority areas of research in the Center
  • analyze, interpret, summarize, and compile data, for overview by Center Director/Deputy Director and for submission to funders
  • independently develop grant proposals and secure grant funding from the government or other peer-reviewed sources
  • participate in contributing data to publications and presentations as co-author
  • attend/present results at scientific conferences and other key events
  • plan and oversee the activities of more junior members (technicians, students, post-docs) who are working under the Research Scientist (size of sub-team TBD depending on particular project and agreed-upon strategy)
  • act as a mentor, including providing research guidance to undergraduate/graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and less experienced scientists at the Center

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by a PhD and at least five years of some combination of post-doctoral training and Research Scientist II experience
  • In addition, the individual must have demonstrated that he/she is able to make significant contributions to related scientific research and scholarship (publication in good journals), have strong potential to direct his/her own research, have demonstrated experience with effective mentoring of junior personnel toward specific project goals, and have a strong track record of timely completion of project milestones.
  • He/she will be expected to publish regular, significant contributions in peer-reviewed journals.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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