The current open positions in the Division of Nutritional Sciences are:

Post-Doctoral Positions in Global Health Technologies
Division of Nutritional Sciences

The Mehta research group at Cornell University seek two post-doctoral scholars with an interest in developing cutting-edge technologies to address problems in Global Health and experience with biomolecular assays and microfluidic device development. The position is available immediately and requires a 2-year commitment.

The project will focus on the development of assays for smartphone-based analysis of micronutrient, infectious disease, food safety, and immunological biomarkers in humans as well as in other materials such as diet, working in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of biomedical engineers, computer scientists, nutritionists, physicians, public health practitioners, entrepreneurs and information scientists.  The project will also involve field validation and testing of the technology at our clinical sites in India, Kenya, and Ecuador.

The candidate will have the opportunity to take a leadership role in a growing global and mobile health initiative.  Additional opportunities for research and training in the areas of global health and for entrepreneurship may also be possible, depending on the candidate’s interest. 

More details on the Mehta research group (http://mehta.human.cornell.edu/ and http://insight.cornell.edu/) and our global and mobile health initiative can be found on our websites.

Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Nutrition (with expertise in biomolecular and nutritional assays) or Engineering (with expertise in immunoassays, working with cell culture and biological samples, biomolecular diagnostic devices) or Immunology or Food Safety with relevant expertise – Proof that all Ph.D. requirements have been fulfilled before the start date is required for any postdoc appointment at Cornell University.

Required Competencies:

  • Proficiency in biomolecular assays and techniques, including protein binding assays, lateral flow immunoassays, bacterial and mammalian cell culture, and running commercial ELISA kits. An ideal candidate would have hands-on experience with cell culture, lateral flow assay development for biomarkers for infectious diseases and assessment of nutritional status. Mobile app development, database knowledge and image processing software skills are a plus.
  • Project planning and co-ordination problem-solving, scientific grant writing and oral presentation skills.
  • Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team and under pressure to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to lead and organize teams comprised of graduate and undergraduate students

Application Requirements:

The following documents must be uploaded when applying through Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10966):

  • a CV;
  • a general letter of interest outlining the applicant’s qualifications for the position; and
  • copies of relevant publications.

In addition the applicant should arrange to have 3 letters of reference submitted through Academic Jobs Online.

The Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) at Cornell University seeks candidates for two 9-month, full-salaried, tenure-track positions at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor. These positions recognize and highlight the importance of the relationship of factors in the social, cultural, information/electronic, economic, physical, and policy environments to the health and nutritional well-being of human populations. Successful candidates should have  demonstrated research excellence in areas including, but not limited to, maternal and child nutrition, obesity and chronic disease prevention, application of behavioral theory in nutrition interventions and evaluation, food insecurity, and nutrition disparities in the U.S.  Candidates may have disciplinary expertise in public health nutrition, community nutrition, nutrition intervention and policy, sociology, social psychology, cultural anthropology or a related field. The qualifications of the candidate will determine the rank of the tenured/tenure-track appointment at the level of an assistant, associate or full professor.   Candidates are expected to be leaders in their disciplines and interested in advancing the understanding of the connection between nutrition and health. Interest in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level is required. Commensurate with rank, research excellence should be demonstrated by an active, externally-funded research program as well as by a substantial record of publication in recognized peer-reviewed journals and books. Scholarship related to nutrition and human health in U.S. community or public health settings, in the broadest sense, should be central to the candidate's research program. Participation in the Division’s graduate and undergraduate teaching programs related to social and behavioral sciences in nutrition is expected.

Qualifications:

· PhD, ScD, DrPH, or equivalent degree in a social science discipline such as sociology, social psychology, cultural  anthropology or another social science field, or in public health nutrition, community nutrition, nutrition intervention and policy or a related field;

· Demonstrated research excellence in areas including, but not limited to, maternal and child nutrition, obesity and chronic disease prevention, application of behavioral theory in nutrition interventions and evaluation, nutrition disparities in the U.S., etc.

· Demonstrated scholarship related to nutrition and human health, in the broadest sense, should be central to the candidate's research program

· Have an interest in and be qualified to teach at the undergraduate and/or graduate level;

· Research excellence demonstrated by a substantial record of publication (in books and recognized peer-reviewed journals) in the field and a strong history of externally supported research, commensurate with rank;

· Interest in building academic linkages within DNS program areas, and with other departments and centers throughout the university 

Responsibilities:

The candidate is expected to:

· Maintain a vigorous, externally funded research program;

· Maintain a high level of scholarly activity;

· Mentor graduate students;

· Forge professional relationships within the Division of Nutritional Sciences and other academic units on campus;

· Participate in the Division of Nutritional Sciences’ graduate and undergraduate teaching programs.

Applicants must apply via Academic Jobs Online and upload a cover letter, CV, research statement and a teaching statement. Applicants must also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted through Academic Jobs Online. Review of applications will begin August 2018 and will continue until the position has been filled. If you have questions or need further information, please email us at DNSDirector@cornell.edu.

The Division of Nutritional Sciences is seeking candidates for two 9-month, full-salaried, tenure-track  positions at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor at Cornell University.  The candidates for this position should be outstanding research scientists with a recognized scholarly reputation, appropriate for rank, in the broad area of nutrition and global health. Successful candidates should have experience in interdisciplinary research addressing the biological systems and networks that underlie the origin and etiology of nutrition-related complex traits in human populations. Candidates may have disciplinary expertise in epidemiology, evolutionary biology, population genetics, demography, computing and information science, and/or medicine. The qualifications of the candidate will determine the rank of the tenured/tenure-track appointment at the level of an assistant, associate or full professor.  Candidates are expected to be leaders in their disciplines and interested in advancing the understanding of the connection between nutrition and health. Interest in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level is required. Commensurate with rank, research excellence should be demonstrated by an active, externally-funded research program as well as by a substantial record of publication in recognized journals and books. Scholarship related to nutrition and human health, in the broadest sense, should be central to the candidate's research program. Participation in the Division’s graduate and undergraduate teaching programs related to global and public health nutrition is expected.

Qualifications:

· PhD, ScD, MD, DrPH, DVM or equivalent degree in human or public health nutrition, epidemiology, demography, medicine and/or the quantitative sciences including computational biology, population genetics or in a related field;

· Demonstrated research excellence in areas including, but not limited to, biological systems and networks linked to nutrition-related phenotypes, maternal and child nutrition, obesity and chronic disease prevention, food systems for human health and nutrition.

· Experience teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level;

· Research excellence should be demonstrated by a substantial record of publication (in books and recognized journals) in the field and a strong history of externally supported research, commensurate with rank;

· Scholarship related to food, diet, nutrition and human health, in the broadest sense should be central to the candidate's research program.

· Interest in building academic linkages within DNS program areas, and with other departments and centers throughout the university such as the Weill Cornell Medical College, the Cornell Population Program, the Center for Comparative and Population Genomics, etc. 

Responsibilities:

The candidate is expected to:

· Maintain a vigorous, externally funded research program;

· Maintain a high level of scholarly activity;

· Mentor graduate students;

· Forge professional relationships within the Division of Nutritional Sciences and other academic units on campus;

· Participate in the Division of Nutritional Sciences’ graduate and undergraduate teaching programs.

Applicants must apply via Academic Jobs Online and upload a cover letter, CV, research statement and a teaching statement. Applicants must also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted through Academic Jobs Online. Review of applications will begin August 2018 and will continue until the position has been filled. If you have questions or need further information, please email us at DNSDirector@cornell.edu.