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Research Technician - Department of Chemistry, School of Arts and Sciences - 18001018
This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.
The Tufts University Chemistry Department provides an exciting and intellectually stimulating environment for participating in cutting edge research projects that encompass the many diverse interests of the faculty and reflects the highly interdisciplinary nature of chemistry and modern scientific research. While drawing heavily on the traditional chemistry sub-disciplines, and assuring a well ground expertise in the fundamentals, it also provides opportunities to explore beyond the traditional boundaries, from nano to planetary scales and atomic to biomolecular complexity.
A Research Technician position, supported by NASA, is immediately available in the Department of Chemistry at Tufts University, Medford, MA, for an individual with a Master's degree in Chemistry. The position requires expertise and strong research experience in electrochemical analysis, specifically with ion selective electrodes, both theory and application, and with an understanding of ionophores and selectivity. Additional expertise in microfluidics, ion chromatography, chemical oceanography, or geochemistry, would be a plus. The position will focus on the development and characterization of a microfluidic ISE sensor array (based on the Phoenix Mars lander WCL sensors) capable of measuring inorganic ionic species that would be collected from the plume ejected from the subsurface ocean on Enceladus. For an overview of research and publications of the Kounaves group please see http://planetary.chem.tufts.edu. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. The candidate is expected to be highly creative and self-motivated.
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In the 1840s, the Universalist Church wanted to open a college in New England. Boston businessman Charles Tufts gave the church a gift of 20 acres of land, valued at $20,000, on the condition it be used for establishing a college. With that, the location was decided. Tufts' land, which he inherited, was located on one of the highest hills in the Boston area, Walnut Hill, straddling Medford and Somerville.