Job Announcements for Scientist Positions:
Laboratory Director, Neuroscience and Aging Laboratory
The Jean Mayer United States Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University is seeking a visionary leader of international stature to lead its research program in neuroscience and aging within the context of nutrition.
HNRCA is the largest research center in the world devoted to studying the role of nutrition in healthy aging and in the prevention of age-related chronic and infectious diseases. The HNRCA is one of only six human nutrition research centers in the United States supported by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the intramural research branch of the USDA. Located on the Tufts health sciences campus in downtown Boston and adjacent to Tufts Medical Center which houses the Tufts Center for Neuroscience Research, the HNRCA is uniquely positioned to contribute to both human nutrition and aging research. While the HNRCA is a joint undertaking of the USDA and Tufts University, all but a few of its 270 scientists and staff are Tufts employees. During 2010, the HNRCA carried out a strategic planning effort, in which Nutrition and Neuroscience was identified as the number one priority for the next five years (http://hnrca.tufts.edu).
- M.D. and/or Ph.D., with established record of publications and funding in translational research related to brain aging appropriate for appointment at the equivalent rank of Associate Professor or Professor.
- Record of scientific leadership and ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team of investigators.
- Ability to build upon and expand rich collaborative activities with other research teams at the HNRCA, Tufts, and USDA-ARS.
- Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
- Generous laboratory and office space.
- USDA-ARS annual core funding.
- Ability to bring a Junior Scientist.
- Excellent existing intellectual expertise and technical capabilities in nutrition and neuroscience, including cognitive and behavioral measurements in humans and animals, neuropharmacology and aging, brain biochemistry, and novel brain imaging techniques.
Nominations and Applications: Both nominations and applications are welcome. Nominations need to include complete name and address of the nominee.
Individuals wishing to apply should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interest and leadership vision, and names of four professional references to Dr. Sarah Booth (email@example.com).
Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.