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Scientist II - Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA)
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 21, 2022
Title Scientist II - Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA)
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


The Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University (HNRCA) investigators conduct advanced studies on nutrition and aging.  Their research focuses on determining the optimal nutrient profile necessary to promote well-being for older adults.  HNRCA scientists examine how nutrition plays a major role in the prevention of the major chronic degenerative conditions and diseases associated with 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).


The Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and Sarcopenia Team conducts studies aimed at the identification, evaluation, and understanding of nutritional and physical activity interventions that possess anabolic properties in skeletal muscle and have the potential to prevent or reverse impaired motor performance and/or physical dysfunction in older adults.

What You'll Do

The Scientst II will 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

Basic Requirements: 


  • 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 less experienced scientists
  • Regular, significant, contributions published in peer-reviewed journals



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