Cornell University, Division of Nutritional Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-DNS-RESASSOC [#17486, WDR-000]
Position Title: Research Associate
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Nutrition
Public Health
Appl Deadline:2020/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup** (listed until 2020/12/01)
Position Description:    

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Cornell University - Division of Nutritional Sciences 

The Division of Nutritional Sciences is seeking a full time Research Associate to lead the Mycotoxin Mitigation Trial project assessing the effect of mycotoxin consumption on infant growth.  The project is being implemented in Tanzania.  For more information:

The Mycotoxin Mitigation Trial is multi-collaborator project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  For years four and five of the project, we are looking to hire someone who can work remotely to:

  •         Lead grant management and reporting and IRB compliance for a sponsored contract
  •      Coordinate communication and planning within a diverse team of scientists from multiple institutions
  •          Perform data analysis of panel survey data for a cluster randomized trial
  •          Coordinate and lead manuscript writing of designated analyses
  •          Make occasional trips to Tanzania for investigators’ meetings.

 Applicants should have the following experience:

  •          PhD in nutrition or public health with 5-10 years’ experience working in these fields
  •          Previous experience implementing a cluster-randomized trial, including statistical analysis for such a trial
  •          Experience working with a multi-disciplinary team of nutritionists, food scientists and agronomists
  •          Knowledge about mycotoxins and their effect on human health

 This position is expected to continue through June 2022.

 Qualified individuals must apply through Academic Jobs Online (AJO) and must submit the following items:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. A Statement of Diversity
  4. A Statement of Research Interests
  5. Three Reference Letters (to be submitted through AJO by the reference writers)

Questions in advance of application should be directed to Professor Rebecca Stoltzfus at

Closing date: December 1, 2020.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY Cornell’s far-flung global presence includes the medical college’s campuses in Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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Further Info:
Cornell University
Division of Nutritional Sciences
Savage Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853

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