Positions Available

Training Opportunities and Positions Available

Please contact the Center Administrator (dgibson@bu.edu) if you have a position (faculty or other) or training opportunity related to nutrition and/or obesity that you would like to post here.

STEP-UP Program: Opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in obesity and diabetes research

(posted 1/5/2018)
Please see flyer here.
STEP-UP Summer Interns Receive:
  • Biomedical research experience during a 10-week summer program
  • May 29 through August 2, 2018
  • $5,000 summer research stipend
  • All expense paid travel to present at the Annual STEP-UP Symposium at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD (July 30-31, 2018)
  • Students present formal oral and poster presentations
  • Year-round support from the program, career development advice, ongoing communications, and online educational experience
  • US citizen, non-citizen national or legal resident
  • Undergraduate college student with 3.0 or higher GPA in a STEM major
  • Individuals from an under-represented racial/ethnic group, with a disability or from a disadvantaged background
Apply Online: http://stepup.niddk.nih.gov/

Research Assistant, Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center, The Miriam Hospital and Brown University Alpert School of Medicine, Providence, RI

(posted 11/16/2017)

Researchers at the Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center at The Miriam Hospital and Brown University Alpert School of Medicine are looking to hire a full-time research assistant who, under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator and the Project Manager, will assist with research related to weight loss for obese women prior to pregnancy, infant weight gain trajectories, mother-infant meal-time interactions, and summer weight gain in young low-income minority children. Please read full description here.
Link to apply.

Assistant Professor, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, University of Kansas Medical Center

(posted 10/20/2017)

The Department of Dietetics and Nutrition at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) seeks an individual for a 12 month, tenure track position as an Assistant Professor. Please read full description and find contact information here.

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Division of Women’s Health and Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

(posted 9/25/2017)

The Holsen Lab in the Division of Women’s Health and Department of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow to contribute to our work in clinical neuroscience related to reward processing, hormones, and appetite phenotypes in depression (PI: Dr. Laura Holsen). The focus of our lab is on understanding factors that drive appetite, mood-related eating behaviors, and weight change, with a broad goal of ameliorating negative health outcomes and chronic diseases associated with disordered eating. Successful applicants will have completed a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. (post residency) in neuroscience (affective, nutritional, or cognitive), psychology, or a related discipline. Qualified applicants must have experience working with clinical populations (individuals with disordered eating; psychiatric disorders), a solid foundation in conducting fMRI studies, and a strong publication record of first-author research papers that includes neuroimaging studies. We are looking for candidates with strong technical skills, including competence in task implementation, pre-processing, and analyzing fMRI data (task-related and resting-state functional connectivity), and with expertise and coding ability in relevant analysis software (SPM, CONN, Matlab, and UNIX/Linux environments). Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an aptitude for writing manuscripts and grant applications are essential. The successful applicant will have the ability to work both within a team and independently, managing several projects simultaneously and training/mentoring research assistants. We are looking for highly motivated, self-driven, creative, and interactive scientists. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, statement of past research experience and long-term career goals, and three letters of references (sent in confidence) to Dr. Laura Holsen: lholsen@bwh.harvard.edu.

RESEARCH FACULTY POSITION IN DIABETES, OBESITY, AND METABOLISM, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute (UPDI), Center for Metabolism and Mitochondrial Medicine (C3M) University of Pittsburgh

(posted 9/5/2017)

The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the University of Pittsburgh seeks MD, MD/PhD,or PhD scientists for full-time, tenure stream, academic faculty positions (Assistant to Full Professor) in the fields of obesity, diabetes, metabolism, nutrition, and/or metabolic disease prevention. All types or research in these areas will be considered (basic, translational, clinical, epidemiological, health outcomes). Physician scientist and candidates with cross/multidisciplinary research programs are particularly desirable. Successful candidates will have a history of academic research scholarship, a strong publication record, and a demonstrated capacity to secure external research funding. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Erin E. Kershaw, MD, Chief of Endocrinology, care of Chelsea Dempsey (email: cad183@pitt.edu). EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled. Full description here.


(posted 5/17/2017)

The Department of Nutrition Sciences chaired by W. Timothy Garvey, MD, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is recruiting an obesity medicine physician to fill an academic faculty position. The candidate will have responsibilities in clinical care, research, and education related to obesity, metabolic diseases, and nutrition. The position is full-time and tenure-earning at any professorial rank commensurate with the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and experience. Please see announcement for more information.

Interested candidates should apply here.

Funded Positions Obesity Research, Univ. Alabama at Birmingham

(posted 3/4/2017)

1. Post-Doctoral Fellows in Obesity Related Research. Through both our existing T32 Obesity program and through a new Obesity Network Grant we have received from the AHA. These could be to work with any number of mentors at UAB including, but not limited to, me. Virtually all areas of obesity-related research are possible. These are 2-3 year fellowships designed to help fellows develop careers as independent scientists. The programs include extensive opportunities for publishing, networking with visiting senior scientists, peer-to-peer mentoring among fellows, travel to present work and for continuing education, publishing, grant writing, career development workshops, and competitive academic awards and prizes.

2. A Statistician to be Appointed as a Staff Scientist. I am seeking a post-doctoral fellow or staff scientist with strong statistical and collaborative skills to join us in the Office of Energetics. For this position, US Citizenship is NOT required. This is a full-time position with salary and benefits. We are seeking an applied statistician who enjoys working as part or a good-spirited collaborative team. There will be extensive opportunities for publishing in peer-reviewed journals and participating in a rich intellectual environment of seminars, grant-writing, coaching of mentorees, and conceiving new projects ranging from basic science (animal studies), to clinical trials, meta-analyses, and epidemiology. Qualifications: Ideally a PhD in Biostatistics or Statistics, but would be willing to consider someone with very strong statistical skills with a master’s degree or from another discipline (e.g., economics, epidemiology, sociology, psychology, mathematics, engineering, etc.), and excellent social and communication skills.

Contact: dallison@uab.edu