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Project Administrator- Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA)
Tufts University

Date Posted Feb. 15, 2023
Title Project Administrator- Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA)
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory


The mission of the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University (HNRCA) is to promote healthy aging through nutrition science to empower people seeking to enjoy long, active, and independent lives. HNRCA investigators conduct the world's most advanced studies on nutrition and aging. The research focuses on determining the nutrient and physical activity requirements necessary to promote well-being for older adults. HNRCA scientists examine how nutrition and physical activity play a major role in the prevention of the major chronic degenerative conditions and diseases associated with aging.

The Nutritional Epidemiology (Epi) research group pursues scientifically supported insights that will inform dietary and behavioral strategies to reduce the deleterious impact of age-related diseases and promote health span in population subgroups including but not limited to sex, life stage, socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity, cultural identity, and environmental exposures.

What You'll Do

The project administrator supports a team of four scientists who are part of the HNRCA’s Nutritional Epidemiology (Epi) research directive. S/he provides specialized subject-matter knowledge to develop, implement, review, and evaluate the Epi research directive in collaboration with the directive’s PIs. S/he coordinates and manages project timelines and deliverables, organizes research team progress meetings, and monitors student workers’ progress toward deliverables. S/he participates in the development of goals and strategies; creates data management and filing systems; develops, analyzes, and monitors budgets, grants, and contracts; coordinates the preparation and submission of required materials for the Institutional Review Board (IRB), aids in literature searches and reviews, and drafts reports and results. S/he may oversee recruitment and management of study subjects and will supervise students working with Epi PIs, coordinating the hiring and training of staff, students and temporary help.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops goals and strategies for program/project in collaboration with Epi PIs; implements plans and evaluates progress; recommends changes as necessary 
  • In collaboration with and within the policies of the HNRCA Bioinformatics and Data Management core, develops data management and filing systems, oversees entry and maintenance of data, and develops data collection forms or other materials
  • Oversees and analyzes budgets and prepares reports and projections; participates in budget development
  • Writes and designs program/project literature
  • Provides ideas and content for meetings, seminars, lectures and other special events
  • Conducts research and drafts reports and results.
  • Coordinates hiring and training of staff, evaluates workflow and productivity, and provides input into employee performance reviews; supervises students and student workers.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline and 3+ years of related experience OR Master’s degree and 1-2 years related experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in related discipline and 3+ years of experience in related field of study

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