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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.


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.


Assistant or Associate Professor of Nutrition and Planetary Health, Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

(posted 8/7/2017)

The Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health seeks candidates for the position of assistant or associate professor in nutrition and planetary health. This is a tenure-ladder position, with the academic rank to be determined in accordance with the successful candidate’s experience and productivity. Read full description here.



CLINICAL NUTRITIONAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST, Center for the Study of Nutrition and Medicine in the Department of Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

(posted 7/25/2017)

The Center for the Study of Nutrition and Medicine in the Department of Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is seeking applicants for a Clinical Nutritional Research Scientist position. Candidates must have a doctorate level degree in nutrition. Registered dietitian nutritionists are preferred. A track record of clinical trial experience, including writing protocols, submitting forms to the Institutional Review Board (IRB), patient accrual, data collection, supervising research assistants, data analysis, and manuscript preparation is essential. The ideal candidate should have a record of high quality, peer-reviewed publications as well as the ability to lead and work with multidisciplinary teams. The successful candidate will join an existing Center team of business manager and assistant for the program, surgeons, PhDs scientists, and research assistants. The successful candidate for this position may be considered for Harvard Medical School appointment as Instructor, commensurate with experience, achievements, and teaching contributions.

Please see announcement for more information or to apply.




FACULTY POSITION IN OBESITY MEDICINE, DEPARTMENT OF NUTRITION SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM

(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