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Senior Researcher - Tisch College
Tufts University

Date Posted Feb. 4, 2021
Title Senior Researcher - Tisch College
University Tufts University
Medford\/Somerville, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Human Development

Senior Researcher – Tisch College – (21001079)


The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life prepares students in all fields of study for lifetimes of active citizenship. Tisch College promotes new knowledge in the field and applies this knowledge to evidence-based practice in programs, community partnerships, and advocacy efforts. Central to the university’s mission, the college offers Tufts’ students opportunities to engage in meaningful community building, civic and political experiences, and explore commitments to civic participation.

Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) (, one of over 60 organizations supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA), was established in 2008 to transform the biomedical research process through education, promoting collaboration across disciplines and with community members and other stakeholders, and the provision of research infrastructure and support services. Tufts CTSI accelerates the translation of laboratory research into clinical use, medical practice, and health policy. In addition to its work with Tufts University, Tufts Medical Center, and other partner organizations, Tufts CTSI contributes to the national CTSA Consortium.


Basic Requirements:

Minimum 7 years’ experience in a research environment that is highly collaborative and team-oriented.
Advanced degree in a social science or health science related discipline.
Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research experience in designing tools, conducting studies, and conducting data analyses.
Proficiency in program and education evaluation and research.
Knowledge of advanced quantitative statistical methods.
Familiarity with, or at least interest in, idiographic longitudinal analysis, dynamic factor analysis, and Integrative Data Analysis methods.
Knowledge of quantitative statistical packages, such as SPSS, STATA, and R.
Knowledge of qualitative statistical packages, such as NVivo, Atlas TI or Dedoose.
Strong proficiency in data management.
Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals, special interest publications and conferences.
Proficiency with survey platforms such as Qualtrics.
Strong grant writing skills, with evidence of grant procurement.
Proficiency in qualitative research design and coding.
Excellent project management and interpersonal skills.
Strong commitment to community engagement, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in human development or a related field.
Familiarity with clinical and translational scientific methods and community-engaged research including working with underserved populations and others experiencing health disparities.
Experience in communication with professional and community stakeholders.
Teaching and mentoring experience in an academic setting.
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from varied backgrounds and to interact with practitioners of diverse backgrounds, views, and positions.

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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