Jobs and Internships


Project Administrator - Dr. Christina Economos Research Group

The Catalyzing Communities to Prevent Obesity project is seeking a Project Administrator to help with the coordination and implementation of our systems approach to community-based obesity prevention in several communities nationwide. The ideal candidate for the project administrator position will provide specialized subject matter knowledge in nutrition science and community engaged research, along with an excitement and willingness to learn about innovative methods and approaches to obesity prevention. The Project Administrator will be involved with all aspects of research and project coordination, including facilitating communication between community partners, study participants, and internal and external co-investigators. The Project Administrator will also be responsible for creating and overseeing data management and filing systems, preparing data for and helping to carry out analyses and visualizations, drafting manuscripts and reports, working with the team to plan and execute meetings and events for partners and co-investigators, and monitoring IRB protocols.

The ideal candidate has excellent organizational as well as written and oral communication skills, along with a keen interest and willingness to learn and engage with experts in nutrition, public health, and systems science.

For more information please contact Julia Appel,

Apply online through the Tufts Career website.  


Project Administrator - Friedman School of Nutrition

Project Administrator to work at the Friedman School’s ChildObesity180 program, working for Dr. Erin Hennessy, Assistant Professor. Dr. Hennessy is seeking a Project Administrator to coordinate and assist several ongoing and recently completed research trials related to nutrition, physical activity, and weight. The ideal candidate for the project administrator position will provide specialized subject matter knowledge in human subjects research/clinical trials, and at least one area related to: nutrition, physical activity, public health, and/or child development.

ChildObesity180 is a unique and multidisciplinary organization that leverages innovative approaches from nutrition and public health, systems science, and the business community to transform the way communities prevent obesity. We bring together cross-sector leaders to gather diverse perspectives, build consensus, and drive coordinated, comprehensive action to improve environments and promote health for everyone. Through ongoing, rigorous evaluation of the transformation process, we continually adapt and refine our approach to meet the needs of all the communities in which we work, and to advance the field of obesity prevention broadly.

ChildObesity180 is part of the Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and is located at Tufts University’s Boston, MA campus. The Friedman School is a rare blend of nutrition scholarship and policy expertise, and a leader in science, education, and public policy, whose faculty work together to address large and complex nutrition issues across the globe.


Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline
  • 3+ years of related experience or Master's degree and 1-2 years of related experience

Prefereed Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in related discipline and 3+ years of experience in related field of study

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Apply online through the Tufts Career website.  



Thank you for your interest in ChildObesity180. We ended our summer internship program in 2017.