Research Associate – Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering – (21001798)
This is a limited term position for 1-2 years. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.
This research associate job exists to assist in the daily lab maintenance and research support tasks in a lab on the Tufts Medford Campus. The position supports a range of research projects investigating the role of the extracellular matrix in breast cancer progression and drug resistance.
Managing Instrument servicing, Assisting in maintaining stock levels, making lab stock solutions for assays and culture medium
Help integrate new lab members into the lab, help with onboarding and overall lab management
Be the lab safety officer and help with maintaining compliance with established protocols
Cell culture: standard cell culture techniques, cell expansion, cell storage, cell characterization using molecular biology and protein assessment techniques
Help with histology and tissue preparation
Supporting postdoctoral scholars and PhD students working on the role of the extracellular matrix in driving tumor cell invasion: performing live imaging on our lab scope, helping with data analysis.
Helping with in vivo experiments generating, monitoring and dissecting mammary xenograft tumors in mice
Multitasking – working with several lab members using similar lab techniques to answer different biological questions
BS in biology/biochemistry/biomedical engineering or related background, with at least 3 years work experience in a lab.
Experience evaluating, refreshing and updating administrative policies, office systems and budgets within an educational setting strongly preferred.
Experience working effectively with young adults/adolescents, families, faculty, senior administration and staff members within a similar higher education setting is strongly preferred.
Strategic leadership and management skills, including the ability to recruit and develop outstanding staff and support a team of colleagues within a demanding office environment are a plus.
A demonstrated understanding of strategic planning, experience utilizing data and assessment to inform decision making, and effective program advocacy skills are all preferred.
Experience successfully engaging campus climate issues through co-curricular student-focused programs and leadership development a plus.
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.