University of Connecticut, Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Prevention

Position ID:UConn-CHIP-2020144 [#14738, 493565]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Food Marketing
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Nutrition
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/09/20, finished 2020/04/29, listed until 2020/02/05)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position with a preferred start date of January 1, 2020. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the research mission of the center in nutrition, food marketing, and/or health disparities.  This is a full time, annually renewable position with a maximum duration of 2 years. 

This Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to research on nutrition, food marketing and health disparities under Dr. Frances Fleming-Milici, Assistant Research Professor, Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. 


Responsibilities include nutritional analyses, quantitative and qualitative data collection, data analyses, literature reviews, grant writing, and writing scientific papers. Additional duties include supervising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, including dietetics interns’ research rotation.


  1. Ph.D. in Nutrition, Public Health, Public Policy, Psychology, or related field completed within the past 2 years
  2. Registered Dietician
  3. Proficient in SPSS, SAS, STATA or other statistical software programs
  4. Strong analytical and statistical skills (e.g., multivariate analyses)
  5. Strong oral and written communication skills


  1. Candidates whose research interests intersect with those of supervising faculty
  2. Ability to work independently
  3. Excellent organizational skills
  4. Excellent interpersonal skills
  5. Experience presenting research to a range of audiences
  6. Experience computing and evaluating nutrient content and nutritional quality of food and dietary patterns (e.g., HEI, DQI-I, DRI)


This is a full-time, annually renewable position based in Hartford CT.


Select "Apply" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application.  Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement and examples of recent publications, and names and contact information for three references. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020144)

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Further Info:
Institute for Collaboration for Health, Intervention, and Prevention
University of Connecticut
2006 Hillside Road, Unit 1248
Storrs, CT 06269-1248