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Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)
Houston, Texas (US)
Hiring up to $60,000
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

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Health Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time

Job Details

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.

Job Duties

  • Gains 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.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in scientific/manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals, grant writing, poster and oral presentations.
  • Attends conferences and seminars.
  • Strong publication record and demonstrated experience in research study design and project implementation.
  • 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

  • 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.
  •  Must have less than 5 years of relevant research experience since the receipt of their doctoral degrees.
  • Per grant funding requirements for this position, only U.S. citizens, Permanent residents, and authorized to work in the U.S. can be hired into this position.


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