Postdoctoral Scholar - Department of Nutrition


Title: Post-doc

Department: Nutrition

Supervisor Name and Title: Melissa Pflugh Prescott, PhD, RDN, Assistant Professor


● A highly motivated and skilled researcher in public health nutrition with experience evaluating public health interventions or public health policies.  

● Projects currently address food as medicine interventions, culinary nutrition interventions, and school nutrition programs.

● The qualified candidate will utilize qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques and apply behavior theories to human interventions. An interest in agent-based modeling is welcomed, but not required. 

● As a research associate, he/she will present data at departmental seminars and scientific meetings, prepare manuscripts, and contribute preliminary data for grant proposals. 

● Additional managerial experience will be an asset and looked upon favorably 


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-  Experience with both qualitative and quantitative research is strongly preferred, but some experience with quantitative data analysis is required. 
- Experience with human subjects research and conducting interdisciplinary and community-based research is preferred.
- Registered dietitian credential preferred but not required.


- Supervise research coordinator staff, visiting scholars, and student trainees in experimental design, data management, project management, and data analysis of a variety of projects.


 - Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in nutrition, public health, food systems, or related field. 

- A background in community or public health is highly preferred. - The successful candidate must have strong analytical, oral and written communication skills.


Please submit CV, cover letter, and one publication Applicants should describe their role in the publication within their cover letter.


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