Cornell University, Division of Nutritional Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-DNS-POSTDOCPHCN [#26902, WDR-00042328]
Position Title: Post Doc Associate, Public Health & Community Nutrition
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Nutrition / Community Nutrition
Health Behavior and Health Promotion
Public Health
Salary Range:$56,484 to $80,000
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/12/20, finished 2024/03/22, listed until 2024/03/12)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer 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 community-based nutrition and physical activity interventions. This individual will be supervised by Dr. Laura Bellows and join an interdisciplinary research team focused on the development of healthful eating and physical activity behaviors and environments for young children and their caregivers (parents and educators). 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., Dr.P.H 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 development (web and digital platforms) and 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 Process: Please apply and submit the following materials to Academic Job Online at this link:
  • Cover letter clearly outlining your research interests.
  • CV
  • A description of experience with, and/or approaches to (past, current, or future), fostering learning, research, service, and/or outreach in a diverse community—applicants may choose to submit a stand-alone statement or embed the information in other parts of their application materials. 
  • Names/contact information for 3 references. 
Applications are now being accepted and will be reviewed until the position is filled. 

The Division of Nutritional Sciences and the Colleges of Human Ecology and Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that welcomes and supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

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Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

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