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Scientist III - Psychology
Tufts University

Date Posted Mar. 26, 2024
Title Scientist III - Psychology
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Department of Psychology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Psychology - General


The Department of Psychology in the School of Arts and Sciences conducts cutting-edge interdisciplinary research aimed at understanding the causes and consequences of mental processes and behavior. Our primary focus is strongly experimental, with researchers at the forefront of social psychology, neuroscience, applied cognition, human factors, cognitive and affective neuroscience, and developmental psychology. Among the departments at Tufts, we are distinctive in having one of the largest majors on campus, while simultaneously maintaining one of the university's highest research profiles. Psychology supports a robust undergraduate program with large course enrollments and a vibrant graduate program offering doctoral degrees in experimental psychology, as well as cognitive science – an interdisciplinary degree.


The Psychology Department is focused on preparing undergraduate and graduate students to ask science-based questions about the origins and mechanisms of human and animal behavior using discovery-oriented research and teaching. In addition, psychology hosts various events and activities in support of its intellectual community.

What You'll Do

This is a two-year limited term position.


Working independently but in close consultation and in cooperation with Senior Scientists, the Scientist III will design and perform experiments. The Scientist III will handle the below duties:

  • Develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. 
  • Analyze, interpret, summarize and compile data.
  • Perform routine and complex laboratory procedures.
  • Collaborate on current/future grants through participation in grant proposals, submissions, publications and presentations.
  • Participate in contributing data to publications and presentations as co-author. 
  • Participate in teaching, research, and mentoring including providing research guidance to graduate students or postdoctoral scholars.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • PhD and at least one year of postdoctoral training
  • Demonstrated scholarly activity including significant contributions to peer-reviewed literature and original research contributions to peer-reviewed journals

Pay Range

Minimum $63,600.00, Midpoint $79,500.00, Maximum $95,400.00

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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