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.



Associate/Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology with focus on Molecular and Cellular Physiology – Roskilde University, Denmark

(posted 7/13/2018)

We are looking for candidates within i.e. metabolic disease working with cellular models.
Read the entire description here.
Interested parties can also inquire about the position: Louise Torp Dalgaard, Professor of Medical Biology, ltd@ruc.dk.


Harvard MPH in Nutrition

(posted 7/6/2018)

Acquire skills in nutrition practice, policy, and communication along with foundational knowledge in nutritional science, epidemiology, and public health. Click here for the flyer.

Website: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutrition/programs-offered/mph/


Senior Research Assistant – Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition and Weight Management, Boston Medical Center

(posted 5/29/2018)

Researchers at the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition and Weight Management at Boston Medical Center are looking to hire a full-time senior research assistant who, under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigators and the Clinical Trials Manager, will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of clinical studies related to obesity, nutrition, metabolism and diabetes and assuring they are carried out using established principles, protocols and techniques. Excellent time management skills, including ability to multi-task and prioritize essential tasks required. BA/BS plus a minimum of two years clinical trials research experience required and completion of a Master’s degree in a related area with one year related clinical trials research experience preferred. If interested, please apply at: https://jobs.bmc.org/job/BMCEUS1921/Senior-Research-Assistant-Endocrinology-Diabetes-Nutrition-Weight-Management-FT-40hrs-Days.


Faculty Position in Nutrition in Obesity and Diabetes – The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy | Tufts University

(posted 4/28/2018)

Open Rank / Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

Tenure-Track or Tenured Research & Teaching Appointment

Department Website CLICK HERE
To apply CLICK HERE


Faculty Position in Behavioral Interventions – The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy | Tufts University

(posted 4/28/2018)

Open Rank / Tenure-Track or Tenured Research & Teaching Appointment

Department Website CLICK HERE
To apply CLICK 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
Eligibility
  • 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.