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Postdoctoral Associate- Children's Nutrition

Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)
Houston, Texas (US)
Per NIH Guidelines
Closing date
27 Oct 2023

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Health Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time

The Children's Nutrition Research Center (CNRC) at Baylor College of Medicine invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate in Pediatric Nutrition. The CNRC is an internationally recognized leader in pediatric nutrition operated in cooperation between the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Baylor College of Medicine, and Texas Children’s Hospital. The CNRC is located in a modern, fully equipped research facility in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX. The goal of the Training Program at the CNRC is to prepare Ph.D. and M.D. recipients for academic careers in nutrition that focus on pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence. The program in basic, translational, behavioral, and clinical nutrition research provides state-of-the-art training, didactic structure, and mentoring. Research areas include molecular regulation of metabolism, growth, and body composition; developmental determinants of chronic diseases; epigenetic outcomes of nutritional conditions; neuroregulation of appetite and metabolism; dietary requirements; and behavioral basis of energy balance.


Per grant funding requirements for this position, only US citizens can be hired into this position.

Job Duties

  • Demonstrates full understanding of framing research questions, research design and methods, and project implemetation.
  • Learns and becomes experts at research techniques involved in your projects and, when appropriate, to develop and establish methods of research, testing and data collection, analysis and evaluation, and writing reports containing descriptive, analytical and evaluative content. 
  • Exercises independent discretion and judgment in carrying out research activities within the predetermined research scope and methodology.
  • Conducts research experiments in the field of Nutrition Science.
  • Collects and analyzes data, including periodical/literature search and utilizing specialized skills in related field to analyze the collected data.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in scientific/manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals, grant writing, poster and oral presentations.
  • Attends conferences and seminars.
  • Mentors research training in laboratory specific research methods. 
  • Attends courses, seminars, and lectures that integrate the study of research methods and processes.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong publication record and demonstrated experience in research study design and project implementation.
  • M.D. degree or A Ph.D. degree in nutrition, molecular biology, physiology, genetics, biostatistics, epidemiology, animal science, psychology, sociology, or related field of study.


Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.


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