The Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Maternal and Child Nutrition (MCN) funded by a training grant from the National Institutes of Health. This is the longest-standing training program in MCN in the United States. It brings together faculty across the disciplinary spectrum of nutrition – including molecular nutrition, human nutrition and metabolism, community nutrition, and international nutrition – to advance the nutrition and health of mothers and children.
The successful applicant will have a doctoral degree, a record of accomplishment in nutrition or related biological, public health, epidemiology, or medical field, and will be committed to a career of research in MCN. Candidates should demonstrate quantitative/qualitative research skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work independently and with collaborators. A track record of original first-author publications in nutrition from doctoral work is desirable. US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position.
Research will be conducted under the supervision of one or more of the MCN training program faculty (Multi-Program Directors: Bellows, Finkelstein, Hoddinott, and Rasmussen; and Trainers: Dickin, Hay, Johnson, Leak, Lujan, Mehta, O’Brien, Soloway, Strupp). Emphasis will be placed on leading original research manuscripts; career development; and transition toward independent funding and an independent research career. Opportunities are available for classroom-based training and professional development in teaching, grant writing, scientific communication, and leadership. This position is based in Ithaca, NY. This is a full-time position, renewable on an annual basis, based on performance and continuation of funding.
Applications must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21820, and include the following materials:
- a cover letter describing the applicant's interest, research experience, and available start date;
- curriculum vitae;
- a statement of research interests specific to MCN;
- a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
- the names and contact information of three professional references who will submit their letters to AJO directly; and
- 1-2 example scientific publications.
Applications will be reviewed beginning on July 1.Questions should be directed to email@example.com.
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