Cornell University, Division of Nutritional Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-DNS-POSTDOCPUBLICHEALTH [#18000, WDR-000]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate - Public Health and Community Nutrition
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Psychology / Child Development
Nutrition / Community Nutrition, Nutrition Intervention and Policy
Public Health
Obesity Prevention
Health Behavior and Health Promotion / Public Health
Appl Deadline:none
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Postdoctoral Associate position in Public Health and Community Nutrition

The Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University seeks to fill a USDA-funded Postdoctoral Associate position focused on childhood obesity interventions.  This individual will be supervised by Dr. Laura Bellows and join a multi-institutional interdisciplinary research team focused on the development of healthful eating and activity behaviors and environments for young children.  The successful applicant will have a demonstrated research record in one or more of the following areas: public health nutrition, physical activity, childhood obesity, intervention development, m-/e-health, health disparities, psychology or child development.


  • Ph.D., D.Ph. or equivalent degree at time of appointment.
  • Experience and knowledge in community-based interventions, eating and/or physical activity behaviors and assessment, intervention development.
  • Skills in applied qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to becoming an independent scientist.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

The position will work primarily on collaborative projects with some effort directed towards the development of independent research products. S/he will engage in day-to-day decisions related to intervention content development (web and digital platforms); identification of assessment tools; creation and execution of data collection protocols for testing of intervention components; data analysis and dissemination of research results. The postdoctoral associate will have opportunities for grant writing, scientific communications, and teaching/mentoring.  This is a 2-year position with the possibility of renewal.

Application Procedure: 

Please apply through Academic Jobs Online,, and include a cover letter clearly outlining your research interests, a CV, a statement of diversity, and names/contact information for 3 references.  Applications are now being accepted and will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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

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