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 mission of the Nutrition and Vision Research Laboratory (LNVR) is to discover mechanisms of aging in the eye and seek nutritional and other means to delay age-related vision impairments.
What You'll Do
The Laboratory for Nutrition and Vision research is investigating the role nutrition plays in age-related eye diseases. This is a highly collaborative group using multiple approaches to investigate research topics. Working closely with senior researchers, the Senior Research Technician will conduct a variety of both routine and specialized laboratory experiments. Techniques include histology, genotyping, enzyme assays, cell culture, protein analysis, and ELISAs. The Technician will record test results and analyze data derived from experiments. Some basic statistical analysis is essential for this task. The Technician is responsible for maintaining the mouse colonies and performing required experiments on the animals. The Technician will maintain laboratory equipment and supplies. The Technician will also be expected to read and interpret scientific literature and be involved in co-authoring manuscripts from this group.
What We're Looking For
- Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry or related discipline and at least one year of related laboratory experience required.
- MS in a laboratory science preferred.
- Advanced knowledge and experience with laboratory techniques and procedures
- Ability to read and write clearly in English are major advantages
- Knowledge of basic statistics
- Entry to the work building requires either American citizenship or “name trace” clearance.