Tufts CTSI Seeks Paid Facilitators for
Junior Faculty Research Career Development Forum

Job Description:

Facilitators for the Tufts CTSI Junior Faculty Career Development Forum are senior faculty members with outstanding mentoring skills and experience who are interested in mentoring junior faculty. Facilitators will gain exposure to new research topics and techniques, expand their network of colleagues and potential collaborators, and receive salary support for their time. The forum is funded by Tufts CTSI.

These interactive, 90-minute sessions support the biomedical research careers of junior faculty at the K or career development level. Admission to the forum is by application only: selected junior faculty will commit to one year of participation. Videoconferencing will be available for attendees unable to travel to the Tufts Boston campus.

Forum sessions will:

  • Have 12-15 participants
  • Be organized and led by the participants and facilitated by two senior faculty with expertise in career development and federal grant funding
  • Be supported by qualitative and quantitative methods mentors
  • Focus on research activities such as specific aims, grant applications, grant resubmissions, responses to comments, and manuscript preparation and revisions.

Responsibilities of Facilitators:

  • Commitment to at least one year of seminars
  • Supporting the monthly forum sessions through input, advice, and finding senior advice when needed
  • Supporting the CTSI Mentor Training activities, leading two or three 2-hour seminars yearly on training research mentors. The curriculum for these seminars will be adapted from national training materials and existing case studies.


  • Experience in mentoring junior faculty in biomedical research careers
  • Interest in career mentoring outside of one’s own area of expertise
  • Interest in mentor training.


About 5% in salary support is available for these activities annually.

To Apply:

Submit a biosketch and letter of interest to Karen M. Freund, MD, MPH, KFreund@tuftsmedicalcenter.org.