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Research Associate - Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 23, 2022
Title Research Associate - Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department School of Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering Physics

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

Tufts University, located on three Massachusetts campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville, and Grafton, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States, and is classified as “very high research activity.”  Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all Tufts campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs across the university's schools is widely encouraged.

What You'll Do

Participate in an ambitious project to introduce atomic force microscopy (AFM) to medicine. Development of advanced AFM imaging of physical properties of fixed cells in collaboration with the other member of the research group and other collaborators. S/he participates in or leads a portion of a research project or projects. The research associate contributes ideas and suggestions to the research effort, operates independently and publishes papers in collaboration with the senior investigator. This individual may have other responsibilities in the laboratory such as supervision of staff, training of graduate students or postdoctoral fellows, grant proposal writing, writing papers, etc.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • PhD in physics or related science.
  • Experience with atomic force microscopy (AFM), and knowledge of AFM hardware.
  • 3 years' experience in postdoctoral research position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Operation of AFM on biological samples.
  • Experience with designing AFM hardware.


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