Posted: Nov 20, 2020

Post Doctoral Fellow

Salary: Annually
Application Deadline: N/A

This position provides mentored training and collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of NIH researchers engaged in nutrition and behavioral modification interventions for brain health in aging and weight management in general adult populations.

Postdoctoral scholars at the University of Kansas Medical Center are individuals who have received their terminal degree and who have opted to pursue further training in a postdoctoral appointment. Postdoctoral scholarship is a time-limited appointment, the primary purpose of which is to provide research and/or scholarly training for an academic or research career.

A postdoctoral scholar at KUMC is expected to: participate in a full-time regimen of advanced training and research, train under the supervision of a faculty research mentor who will provide the opportunity for collaborative and independent research, promote publication of findings and preparation of research grants as determined by a mutual agreement between the postdoctoral scholar and the mentor, participate in relevant academic activities related to the preparation for a career in research or academia, participate in the University’s Individual Development Plan policy for postdoctoral scholars, and have a PhD or equivalent terminal degree (such as MD, DVM, PsyD, PharmD, etc.). Candidates should have strong English skills and a demonstrated ability to write and communicate with a scientific audience. Candidates must be able to independently plan, multi-task and complete projects. Ideally, the fellow will be expected to design and execute experiments, analyze data, write and prepare independent grant applications and manuscripts for scientific publications, and supervise graduate students.

Required Qualifications:


  • PhD in Nutrition or closely related field
  • Registered Dietitian


  • Experience conducting behavior modification research with humans
  • Rigorous training in behavioral science and research methods
  • Knowledge of nutrition databases, analytic software, and statistical methods
  • Demonstrated competence in critical thinking, scientific writing, and oral presentation skills
  • Strong organizational, leadership, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and take a lead role on projects and papers, under supervision and guidance of the Principal Investigator

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Clinical and/or research experience in nutrition
  • Ability to actively participate in the successful planning, execution, publication and presentation of research

Job Duties Outlined:

  • Work with faculty on all aspects related to the conduct of current and planned research projects.

  • Collaborate with research project staff on project management and data management.

  • Develop related research proposals.

  • Assist with grant preparation and preparation of scientific presentations.

  • Contribute to written dissemination of research results in peer reviewed journals.

  • Conduct clinical research assessments on participants enrolled in studies.

  • Supervise dietary assessment methods.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Documents for Application:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter