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Anticipated Postdoctoral or Research Associate Opportunities at Tufts University, Graduate Sciences and Medical School Campus, Boston

(Posted October 13, 2020)

Our Center is currently officially open only with restricted access. These positions will activate when we are permitted to work in the building. We will start part time and then move to full time.

Overview: The Lab for Nutrition and Vision Research seeks to discover mechanisms of aging, particularly applied to the eye, and to discover nutritional and other means to delay age-related vision impairments such as age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. To accomplish this, we elucidate relationships between environmental stress, physiologic stress responses, protein quality control and eye function. Projects are mature and much data is already available. Tufts Medical Center is a highly collaborative and productive environment in downtown Boston, within ~20 minutes from Harvard, MIT, Boston Univ.

Position Description: The Lab for Nutrition and Vision Research at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (JM-USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University, Boston, is seeking outstanding candidates with a recent PhD in Biochemistry or a related discipline to work on one of the following funded projects:

1) Discovering novel stress-induced ubiquitin and autophagy enzyme interactions in response to glycative stress.

2) Regulatory mechanisms of eye lens differentiation,

3) Elucidate interactions between dietary glycemia, metabolomics, microbiome, AMD, cataract, aging in animal studies and/or human populations, including planning randomized intervention studies.

Successful candidates will have some of the following qualifications: PhD in Biochemistry or a related discipline, good biochemical, histology skills, and experience analyzing large data sets. Scientists with bioinformatics experience are most desired. Candidates should have at least two English language first authored papers and 1 year of experience. The review of applications will start as soon as possible. A 2 year commitment is required Preference will be given to candidates who have permits to reside in the USA. If applicable, candidates must have or obtain a suitable visa.

Application Instructions: Please send a CV, names of three references (including PhD advisor and post doc mentor) and a list of grades received in Graduate Science courses to:

Allen Taylor
Director of the Nutrition and Vision Research Laboratory at the HNRCA
Professor of Nutrition, Biochemistry, and Ophthalmology at Tufts University
JM-USDA HNRCA, 711 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111

For questions about these positions, please contact Dr. Taylor at 617-566-3156,  617 784 3199 3-5 PM Eastern Time.

Please contact the Center Administrator if you have a position (faculty or other) or training opportunity related to nutrition and/or obesity that you would like to post here.