The mission of the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University (HNRCA) is to promote healthy aging through nutrition science to empower people seeking to enjoy long, active, and independent lives. HNRCA investigators conduct the world's most advanced studies on nutrition and aging. The research focuses on determining the nutrient and physical activity requirements necessary to promote well-being for older adults. HNRCA scientists examine how nutrition and physical activity play a major role in the prevention of the major chronic degenerative conditions and diseases associated with aging.
What You'll Do
Under close supervision of a Principal Investigator, the technician conducts a variety of routine experiments following established procedures and protocols, which may include monitoring and feeding laboratory animals, maintaining mouse colonies of genetically modified mice, performing assays, tissue culture, electrophoresis, and other laboratory techniques. Will also record test results, analyze data using basic statistics, maintain laboratory equipment and supplies. The technician may also be called upon to adapt new assays as well as read and interpret scientific literature.
What We're Looking For
- Bachelor’s degree in science or related area with up to one year of experience
- Conducts routine experiments following appropriate protocols and procedures to achieve results
- Performs techniques such as tissue culture, PCR, immunohistochemistry, electrophoresis, protein purification and others
- Records results and maintains accurate records of experiments
- Performs limited data interpretation and assists with basic statistics and analysis
- Maintains laboratory equipment and orders/keeps inventory of supplies
- Prepares stock solutions, reagents and other media
- Monitors animal colonies and performs husbandry, collects samples and maintains census records
- BS in biology, chemistry or related field, prior laboratory experience may be helpful
Minimum $19.80, Midpoint $23.55, Maximum $27.30
Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.