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Job ID: 192047

Lab Supervisor
Tufts University

Date Posted Aug. 10, 2022
Title Lab Supervisor
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Tufts University
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory


The mission of the Jean Mayer 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. 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 HNRCA is collaboratively managed by Tufts University and the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA/ARS) through multiple cooperative agreements. Located adjacent to the Tufts University Health Sciences campus in Boston, Massachusetts, the HNRCA is one of six human nutrition research centers in the United States supported by the USDA/ARS and the only one focused on aging.

What You'll Do

Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator, the Lab Supervisor will work independently, exercising a high level of responsiveness, sound judgment, and effective performance even during high-pressure situations. S/he will perform a wide range of routine and specialized laboratory experiments, develop or modify techniques and protocols, and provide input into research design. S/he will analyze data and assist the principal investigator in writing/editing materials for publication, presentation, and grant applications. The Lab Supervisor trains/supervises others in the laboratory and ensures smooth operations across all laboratory operations and activities. This is an on-site (in-person) position.


Responsibilities include:

  • Applies an advanced knowledge of and extensive experience with a broad variety of basic biomedical science laboratory techniques and procedures, including laboratory animal handling and related skills, to prepare, conduct, and evaluate laboratory experiments
  • Trouble-shoots technical and design problems and recommends solutions
  • Maintains laboratory notebooks, archives, and sample/specimen repositories
  • Collects and analyzes data
  • Prepares technical reports and assists the principal investigator in preparing materials for publication, presentation, and/or extramural grant applications
  • Works with the principal investigator in the development of techniques, experiments, and protocols
  • Collaborates with the principal investigator on research design


What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience typically acquired through a completion of a Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering and five years of research laboratory experience
  • Advanced knowledge of scientific principles, procedures, and techniques
  • Experience with protocol design and research data collection and analysis
  • Previous supervisory and/or teaching/instructional experience
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong attention to detail
  • Comfort working with individuals from multiple disciplines and/or functional areas

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in science or engineering
  • Experience working in interdisciplinary teams

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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