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Postdoctoral Associate position in Nutritional Genomics and Precision Nutrition

The Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University seeks to fill an NIH-funded Postdoctoral Associate position in Nutritional Genomics and Precision Nutrition. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree, and a record of accomplishment in one or more of the following areas: nutritional sciences, biological sciences/genetics, computational biology, public health, epidemiology or medicine. This position is ideal for a candidate who is committed to a research-focused career in Nutrition and Genetics. Research will be conducted under the supervision of Dr. Patricia A. Cassano in the Division of Nutritional Sciences.

Qualifications  

  • PhD/MD or equivalent degree at time of appointment.
  • A record of accomplishment in one or more of the following areas: nutritional sciences, biological sciences/genetics, computational biology, public health, epidemiology or medicine.
  • Commitment to a research-focused career in Nutrition and Genetics.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to becoming an independent scientist. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

This position will include interactions with a collaborative mentoring team comprised of investigators at Cornell University, RTI International and Boston University spanning expertise in nutrition, genetics, epidemiology, epigenetics and statistical genomics. Opportunities are available for professional development in teaching, grant writing, scientific communication, and leadership. This position is available beginning on December 1, 2020.

Application procedure: Please apply through Academic Jobs Online (job 17152), and include a cover letter, your CV, a statement of research interests, a statement of diversity and three reference letters (to be submitted through AJO by the reference writers). Applications are now being accepted and will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

Postdoctoral Associate position in Public Health and Community Nutrition

The Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University seeks to fill a USDA-funded Postdoctoral Associate position focused on childhood obesity interventions. This individual will be supervised by Dr. Laura Bellows and join a multi-institutional interdisciplinary research team focused on the development of healthful eating and activity behaviors and environments for young children. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated research record in one or more of the following areas: public health nutrition, physical activity, childhood obesity, intervention development, m-/e-health, health disparities, psychology or child development.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D., D.Ph. or equivalent degree at time of appointment.
  • Experience and knowledge in community-based interventions, eating and/or physical
  • activity behaviors and assessment, intervention development.
  • Skills in applied qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to becoming an independent scientist.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

The position will work primarily on collaborative projects with some effort directed towards the development of independent research products. S/he will engage in day-to-day decisions related to intervention content development (web and digital platforms); identification of assessment tools; creation and execution of data collection protocols for testing of intervention components; data analysis and dissemination of research results. The postdoctoral associate will have opportunities for grant writing, scientific communications, and teaching/mentoring. This is a 2-year position with the possibility of renewal.

Application Procedure: Please apply through Academic Jobs Online (18000), and include a cover letter clearly outlining your research interests, a CV, a statement of diversity, and names/contact information for 3 references. Applications are now being accepted and will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at owdi@cornell.edu.