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Job ID: 191542

Research Assistant - Dental School
Tufts University

Date Posted Aug. 2, 2022
Title Research Assistant - Dental School
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Dental School
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory


Dental Research Administration (DRA) at TUSDM is the main research structure for all basic science and clinical projects at the Dental School. DRA is the liaison to the office of the vice provost, sponsored accounting, IRB, IACUC, CMS, biosafety and all other offices responsible for administering research on the Tufts Health Sciences campus. Housing several research labs including the Gavel Center for Restorative Dental Research which is endowed from Dr. J. Murray Gavel. DRA at TUSDM defines and executes the research goals and mission of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

What You'll Do

In collaboration with Principal Investigator develops and modifies techniques and protocols and provides input into research design. Works independently performing a wide range of specialized techniques and experiments. Analyzes data, interprets results and assists in writing materials for publication and presentation. May supervise or provide work direction to others in the laboratory and helps manage laboratory operations. The Research Assistant in the Gavel Center Laboratory will be responsible for managing the dental materials laboratory. Using a variety of equipment not limited to: Instron, microhardness tester, spectrophotometer, phosphate/fluoride probe, and microscope. Keeping the equipment and chemicals in the lab working, calibrated, and in accordance with all regulatory bodies (IRB, EHS, and Laboratory Safety).

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science and 3-5 years of related laboratory experience OR Master’s degree and up to 1 year laboratory experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in science
  • Knowledge of and experience with advanced laboratory techniques and procedures, data interpretation and statistical analysis.
  • Experience in dentistry, with dental materials, or research in general is preferred.


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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