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Obesity Project Scientist (Multiple Positions)

(posted 9/3/2019)
Novo Nordisk is looking for highly skilled, self-motivated scientists to be part of a global talent program to develop transformational treatments for patients with obesity. This new multidisciplinary team will focus on specific biology around body weight set point and metabolic adaptive responses that will provide key insight into how to treat this chronic disease.While we welcome individuals with a broad range of technical skill sets and levels of experience, we expect this self-motivated global team to be capable of working independently to drive their projects. The candidates for this 3-year fixed-term program need to have an exceptional scientific track record with at least 2 years of post-doctoral experience. This team will have the opportunity to work within the larger international research team within the obesity therapeutic area to access the extensive technical capabilities as well as to develop their skills on drug development and hone their leadership skills. There are currently 5 research positions immediately available, with the positions being split between the research sites in Malov Denmark and Seattle WA, USA. Those interested are welcome to enquire about more information at: Obesity Project Scientist

About the Company:
Novo Nordisk is a world leader in therapeutics for the treatment of patients with obesity. There are nearly 640 million people world-wide living with this chronic disease; with this number expecting to grow to1 billion in the next decade. Novo Nordisk is currently the only major pharmaceutical company with a dedicated research and clinical development teams dedicated to the development of next generation therapeutics for the treatment of obesity. Novo Nordisk has research sites in Denmark, the UK, USA and China, with external research collaborations that span the globe.


Program Director for Diabetes Behavioral Science, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

(posted 8/12/2019)
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is seeking a Clinical Health Psychologist to lead a program of behavioral research on diabetes within the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (DDEM). The DDEM supports and provides leadership for research on the causes, prevention and treatment of diabetes and its complications, as well as other endocrine and metabolic diseases.
We are seeking a clinical behavioral scientist to serve as Program Director for Diabetes Behavioral Science. The Program Director will play an active role in stimulating new research and managing ongoing grant portfolios focused on understanding the interaction between behavioral, psychological, and biological factors to inform development of more effective and targeted interventions to prevent and treat diabetes. The applicant should understand clinical care in medical settings and how to integrate medical and behavioral interventions to promote lifestyle behaviors, self-management, and adherence to medical recommendations and improve diabetes outcomes such as glycemic control, and health related quality of life and other patient-reported outcomes.
A key goal of DDEM is to promote behavioral research to develop effective, sustainable, and personalized approaches to the prevention and treatment of diabetes. In addition to the scientific and administrative oversight of grants funded by DDEM, the Program Director will be responsible for developing joint research activities and partnerships with other NIH Institutes and other government agencies.
The applicant should have an M.D. or a Ph.D. or equivalent in Psychology and should have diabetes or diabetes relevant clinical/behavioral research experience.
Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and the position is subject to a background check.
To learn more about this position, please contact niddkdemjobopenings@mail.nih.gov

Physician for Diabetes Treatment, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

(posted 8/12/2019)
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is seeking an exceptional physician scientist to serve as Physician in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (DDEM). The DDEM supports and provides leadership for research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes and its complications as well as other endocrine and metabolic diseases. We are recruiting a Physician to be responsible for the scientific and administrative management of a portfolio of multi-center and single center clinical studies and clinical trials on the prevention and treatment of diabetes, and for developing joint research activities and partnerships with other government organizations.
The physician scientist must have the knowledge and insight needed to identify important scientific opportunities and to participate in the design of clinical trials or observational studies. The Physician will provide oversight of clinical research studies, including: deciding if proposed tests and interventions are appropriate for clinical studies participants; analyzing recruitment, retention and adverse events; identifying strategies to address study problems; recommending whether research protocols should continue; and providing guidance on what ancillary studies could be added to leverage the patient population and existing infrastructure of the studies.
An appropriate applicant must possess a M.D. or equivalent degree, current licensure
and ideally have diabetes and clinical research expertise, have made substantial
contributions to research in diabetes, and be able to demonstrate the knowledge and
insight needed to identify important scientific opportunities in diabetes research and to
participate in the design of clinical trials, observational studies and ancillary studies.
Individuals with expertise in endocrinology, internal medicine or another specialty
relevant to diabetes are also encouraged to apply.
Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and the position is subject to a background
check.
To learn more about this position, please contact niddkdemjobopenings@mail.nih.gov

Research Associate, Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

(posted 7/22/2019)
The Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health seeks a Research Associate to contribute to a team focused on developing an action-oriented evidence base and improving communication about the evidence to the public in order to inform policy and decision-making on childhood obesity prevention and nutrition promotion.

Specific roles for the Research Associate include:

  • Managing datasets, performing data analysis, and interpreting findings
  • Contributing to project design decisions and developing proposals for new research
  • Coordinating day-to-day study operations, including overseeing data collection schedules
  • Interacting with community partners and collaborators
  • Developing and writing content for the Obesity Prevention Source, the third-most visited website at Harvard Chan
  • Co-authoring scientific papers

 

Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in public health, nutrition, social and behavioral sciences, epidemiology, health policy, health communications, or related field
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct empirical research projects with a high degree of independence
  • Skills and experience applying quantitative methods to large datasets, including strong proficiency in Stata, SAS, or R
  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong scientific writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to translate scientific findings to a general public audience
  • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills
  • Comfort balancing the practical and intellectual demands of a diverse portfolio of projects

 

Please submit a CV and the names of three references. Applications should be submitted through ARIES only. Please contact kwright@hsph.harvard.edu with any questions.

Clinical Scientist-Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University

(posted 5/31/2019)

Pennington Biomedical Research Center, a campus of the Louisiana State University System, is an internationally recognized center of excellence for metabolic research. It sits on an idyllic 222-acre campus within the Baton Rouge Health District, and is seeking a qualified candidate for a full-time faculty position in the areas of obesity, type 2 diabetes and their complications such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and dementia/Alzheimer’s disease. The state of the art facilities include a comprehensive outpatient center and a 20 bed in-patient metabolic research unit staffed 24/7. The center is focused on chronic disease across the lifespan. The center has 4 metabolic chambers and performs stateof-the-art assessments of body composition, insulin action, energy metabolism, food intake and physical activity. The center has dedicated exercise training and testing facilities, a metabolic kitchen, an ingestive behavior laboratory, a fully accredited clinical chemistry lab, ample laboratory space, and access to numerous core services. Commensurate with experience and rank, candidates for this position are expected to develop or have established an independent research program with a high likelihood of continued extramural funding. Candidates will have the opportunity to work in a collaborative environment among faculty who are using clinical, basic, population, and translational approaches to find triggers and new treatments for chronic diseases. With four NIH Center grants and two T32 Training grants, there is ample opportunity to participate in the training of postdoctoral fellows. Clinical science faculty will be expected to develop and execute clinical trials funded by NIH and similar federal agencies and/or industry. MD, PhD, or MD/PhD and experience in clinical research with appropriate publication record. Experience in externally funded clinical trials and prior history of independent grant funding is desired. Interest in obesity, type 2 diabetes, metabolic disorders, pediatrics, cancer, cardiovascular disease, or Alzheimer’s disease is preferred. If interested, please apply at https://www.pbrc.edu/human-resources/


 

Pediatric Research Scientist-Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University

(posted 5/31/2019)

Pennington Biomedical Research Center, a campus of the Louisiana State University System, is an internationally recognized center of excellence for metabolic research. It sits on an idyllic 222-acre campus within the Baton Rouge Health District, and is seeking a qualified candidate for a full-time faculty position in the areas of pediatric obesity, pediatric type 2 diabetes, maternal fetal programming, infant nutrition and growth. The state of the art facilities include a comprehensive outpatient center and a 20 bed in-patient metabolic research unit staffed 24/7. The center is focused on chronic disease across the lifespan with fully equipped and independent spaces dedicated to neonates and infants, children, and adolescents. The center has 4 metabolic chambers and performs state-of-the-art assessments of body composition, insulin action, energy metabolism, food intake and physical activity. The center has dedicated exercise training and testing facilities, a metabolic kitchen, an ingestive behavior laboratory, a fully accredited clinical chemistry lab, ample laboratory space, and access to numerous core services. Commensurate with experience and rank, candidates for this position are expected to develop or have a track record of pediatric research with established extramural funding or the trajectory toward extramural funding. Candidates will have the opportunity to work in a collaborative environment among faculty who are using clinical, basic, population, and translational approaches to find triggers and new treatments for chronic diseases. With four NIH Center grants and two T32 Training grants, there is ample opportunity to participate in the training of postdoctoral fellows. Clinical science faculty will be expected to develop and execute clinical trials funded by NIH and similar federal agencies and/or industry. MD, PhD, or MD/PhD and experience in pediatric research with appropriate publication record. Experience in externally funded clinical trials and prior history of independent grant funding is desired. Interest in obesity, type 2 diabetes, maternal fetal programming, infant nutrition and growth is preferred. If interested, please apply at https://www.pbrc.edu/human-resources/