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Job ID: 184192

Research Associate
Tufts University

Date Posted Apr. 19, 2022
Title Research Associate
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Department The Trustees of Tufts College
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory


The Department of Developmental, Molecular and Chemical Biology is a Basic Science research department in the School of Medicine. Members of the department carry out research on fundamental and medically related problems in different aspects of cell biology.


What You'll Do

This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.


The Research Associate will work in collaboration with the senior investigator in the host laboratory and will work independently to participate in or lead a portion of a research project(s). They will contribute ideas and suggestions to the research effort, operates independently and publishes papers in collaboration with the senior investigator.


Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Performs scientific research as a professionally responsible member of the research team
  • Carries out independent research and may lead a portion of the project
  • Explores and defines problem (statement), planning of the approach and sequence of steps, execution of experiments or studies, interpretation of findings, and documents results
  • Keeps current with developments in the scientific field
  • Publishes results and author papers in collaboration with the senior investigator. May present findings at meetings
  • Participates in other laboratory responsibilities such as supervision and/or training of research technicians, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows; development of grant proposals, writing papers, etc.


What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:


Knowledge and experience typically acquired through: 

  • Three years’ minimum experience in a postdoctoral research position
  • PhD, MD, DVM, DDS, DMD or equivalent Doctoral degree
  • Experience in culture and genetic manipulations of mammalian cells
  • Molecular biology techniques needed to analyze genetic mutations and expression of mRNA and proteins

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with mammalian cell culture as a model organism
  • Proven ability to write manuscripts and contribute to the writing of grant applications
  • Experience supervising undergraduates and junior graduate students in research projects
  • Experience working with BSL2 conditions and willingness to work at the BSL3 level

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

  • Weekly hours typically exceed the standard 35 hours
  • May have to work on weekends and travel off-site to conduct experiments or to attend workshops and conferences


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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