Utah State University, College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Position ID:Utah State University-College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences-PFAEHN [#24790]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow I - Agro-Ecology & Human Nutrition
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Logan, Utah 84322, United States
Subject Area: Nutrition
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2023/05/03)
Position Description:    

Postdoctoral Fellow I - Agro-Ecology & Human Nutrition

Requisition ID: 2023-6496
# of Openings: 1
Location: US-UT-Logan
Category: Research (non-Faculty)
Position Type: Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification: Exempt
College: College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Department: Nutrition Dietetics & Food Sciences
Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

The Van Vliet Lab at the Center for Human Nutrition Studies at Utah State University seeks a Postdoctoral Associate for research investigating the effects of agro-ecology and regenerative agriculture on food nutritional composition and human health. The ideal candidate will have experience in agricultural, food science, and/or human nutrition research, and have strong wet lab skills. The position will require self-direction and the ability to manage large data sets and to work effectively with undergraduate, graduate, and other team members in the lab. Candidates must have obtained their PhD in a related field prior to the start date.

The initial appointment will be for two years, with potential for additional years pending positive performance and funding.

  • Collaborating on the development of research protocols
  • Preparation of samples for mass-spectrometry analysis
  • Data analysis and management
  • Manuscript and grant preparation
  • IRB submissions
  • Supervision of graduate students and research assistants

Minimum Qualifications:
  • A Phd in Food Science, Human Nutrition, Chemistry, Biology, Plant/Animal Science and/or related fields.

Preferred Qualifications/skills:
  • Ample wet-lab experience
  • Experience in mass-spectrometry
  • Experience in coding (R, Python, or related programming).

Required Documents
Along with the online application, please attach:
  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
  3. Research Statement to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
  4. Three professional references with contact information

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights
The Center for Human Nutrition Studies (https://caas.usu.edu/facilities/human-nutrition-studies) at Utah State University provides the organizational structure and logistic support for research scientists with interests in nutrition science. With its outstanding clinical facility, research kitchen, and supporting laboratory space, the CHNS is designed to serve as a resource to Utah State University researchers for gaining experience in conducting clinical studies and assisting in efforts to secure extramural research funding and industry contracts and partnerships. The Center for Human Nutrition Studies' dedicated space includes:
  • State-of-the-art research metabolic kitchen
  • Clinical space to conduct phlebotomy and study procedures.

Laboratory space for sample processing, specialty assays, and mass spectrometery

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.

USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.

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Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

*updated 11/2022

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