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.
- Ph.D., D.Ph. or equivalent degree at time
- 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
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.
through Academic Jobs Online, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/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.
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