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Job ID: 193054

Senior Research Technician
Tufts University

Date Posted Aug. 29, 2022
Title Senior Research Technician
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Nutrition and Vision Research Laboratory, Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA)
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Biomedical Sciences
    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 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

After training by senior researchers, the Senior Research Technician will conduct routine and specialized laboratory experiments. Precision and accuracy are essential.  Techniques include histology, genotyping, enzyme assays, protein analysis, and ELISAs. The Technician, in consultation with senior lab members, will be expected to make decisions regarding the appropriate protocol or procedure necessary to achieve desired results, the reliability and accuracy of results, and whether modification or repetition is necessary. They 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 mice colonies and performing required experiments on the animals, following appropriate training. The Technician will maintain laboratory equipment and supplies and ensure that all laboratory, chemical, radioactive, and biohazard standards are being met. The Technician will also be expected to search out, read and interpret scientific literature, including co-authoring manuscripts from this group.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry or related discipline and at least one year of related laboratory experience required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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.



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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