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Sr Research Coordinator- Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA)
Tufts University

Date Posted Jan. 18, 2023
Title Sr Research Coordinator- Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA)
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Coordinator
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory


The mission of the NEPS laboratory is to identify and characterize age-related physiological and pathological changes in skeletal muscle and related body tissues, and to develop interventions that will promote successful aging. We strive to be a leader in relevant and timely research that integrates approaches from the molecular to the whole body level. Our goal through this research is to educate others and to apply our findings to influence public health and policy.

We are committed to conducting meaningful, ethical research in nutrition and exercise, and selected pathological conditions, to fulfill the needs and expectations of the scientific and medical communities; public health organizations; the public at large; and our study volunteers and students. All members of the NEPS Lab collaborate in our joint effort to:

  • Generate novel hypotheses
  • Develop innovative and appropriate research methods
  • Properly collect, manage, analyze, and interpret data
  • Collaborate with other scientists and institutions
  • Disseminate results through written and oral scientific presentations
  • Translate results from the laboratory to the community
  • Participate in policy and planning initiatives from the local to the global level
  • Educate, comfort, and support study volunteers
  • Train future scientists and leaders

We work together and openly share ideas, using a multidisciplinary research and educational approach. The NEPS laboratory responsibly balances research plans and resources while maintaining excellence and integrity in a supportive and respectful environment. We bring together the diversity and the quality of our resources to promote healthy aging and prevent or alleviate the burden of disease. We strive to help people age with strength, vitality, and dignity.

What You'll Do

The Senior Research Coordinator will have a background in Exercise Physiology and will be able to perform physical performance training and testing, have the ability to multitask, and conduct technical and administrative aspects of the research studies including: coordination of staff and participants; study logistics; and management of data and study documentation for Institutional Review Board (IRB), clinical research forms, and quality assurance.

  • Ensures logistics of studies; coordinates appointments for study subjects among multiple professionals and research staff, including nurses, dieticians, technicians, and PIs; ensures data quality, subject satisfaction and safety; prepares submissions and renewals of all IRB materials; while reporting directly to the PI.
  • Exercise training and Fitness assessment: muscle strength, maximal exercise tolerance test, resting energy expenditure, body composition, functional performance measures, underwater weighing tests, questionnaire administration, and assists in muscle biopsies.
  • Records results and maintains accurate records of experiments
  • Performs limited data interpretation and assists with basic statistics and analysis
  • Contributes to writing abstracts, papers, grants, and SOPs
  • Supervises and trains interns and grad students on testing procedures

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in science with up to one year laboratory experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with exercise physiology, experience evaluating muscle performance, and supervision of resistance exercise training are also prefered.

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