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Assistant/Associate Professor, Nutrition Sciences – Arizona State University 

(Posted January 5, 2021)

The Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions (CHS) Nutrition Sciences program is seeking two full-time, academic year (9-month) tenure-eligible faculty members at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the area of basic nutrition sciences.
The anticipated start date is Fall of 2021, but may be negotiable. Preferred research focus areas of applicants include those related to nutrition-related obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, immunology, and endocrinology.
Successful applicants will contribute to the university’s mission through teaching, research, and service. We seek applicants who will contribute to our nutrition program and expand our interdisciplinarity and translational research collaborations within CHS, with other academic units throughout the university, and with external institutions and community partners. Successful applicants will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses online and on-ground, and mentor students in research and professional development. Service to the college, university, and community is expected.
For the rank of Assistant Professor, preferred applicants should have postdoctoral research experience in the related fields. Exceptions may be given to outstanding doctoral students who will complete a doctorate degree prior to appointment. For the rank of Associate Professor, applicants must have a nationally or internationally recognized research program, as well as a record of excellence in teaching and mentoring students and in service.
Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.
This position will also work with faculty across the college to address our Grand Challenges, complex and difficult health problems which require translational research, transformative collaboration and innovation. Through research, academic programs and service, the college is focused on these Grand Challenges: Addressing the systems of health care and the health needs of populations, and optimizing health and human performance of individuals across the lifespan. We are particularly interested in making an impact on populations with significant health disparities. We welcome applications from candidates whose scholarship complements the existing expertise within the College of Health Solutions (https://chs.asu.edu/faculty-research). In addition, we encourage research collaborations with investigators from diverse academic fields and community partners.
Responsibilities for this position include developing and maintaining a successful research program, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, mentoring students and junior faculty (depending on rank), and providing service to the program and university as well as to the community and profession. The ideal applicant will present evidence of a successful research trajectory commensurate with the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, including extramural funding and peer-reviewed publications, and a strong commitment to high quality teaching and mentoring.
The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. Veterans and individuals who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications
• Doctorate or terminal degree (PhD, ScD, MD/DO, DrPH) in nutrition, medicine, or other related disciplines such as physiology, Immunology, endocrinology, biochemistry, biological sciences, molecular biology, etc.
• Evidence of a sustained history or potential of peer reviewed publications in high-impact journals and obtaining extramural funding commensurate with the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor
• Evidence of successful teaching at the university level related to the field of nutritional sciences appropriate to the applicant’s rank
• Demonstrated ability to facilitate work and communicate effectively with a diverse group of students, colleagues, and staff

Desired Qualifications
• Research focus in one or more nutrition-related diseases including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, immunology, and endocrinology, and/or research in the area of nutrition science relevant to the needs of the Arizona’s diverse populations and the college’s Grand Challenges
• Demonstrated commitment to multidisciplinary, translational and innovative research for improving human health
• Evidence of a successful history of obtaining extramural funding from highly competitive sources such as NIH, PCORI, CDC, NSF, similar federal mechanisms, and/or foundations
• Demonstrated success in promoting student retention and/or graduation
• Evidence of active involvement in university, community, and professional service commensurate with the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor

To apply, click http://apply.interfolio.com/80746 to submit the following:

  1. A letter of interest including the name of the position for which you are applying, your qualifications, and professional experience
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research statement
  4. Diversity and Inclusion statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship, or other work related to the position, supports ASU’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  5. Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number). References will not be contacted until the applicant progresses to the latter stages of the search process.

If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Rachel Otero at Rachel.K.Otero@asu.edu.

Faculty Scientist I- Center for Biomedical Research Excellence in Metabolism and Metabolic Disease

(Posted December 16, 2020)

We are seeking a researcher to join our Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in Mesenchymal and Neural Regulation of Metabolic Networks. This NIH sponsored program is designed to build research infrastructure and cultivate the careers of young investigators. MaineHealth has a long track record of success in sponsoring these program projects. The current program focuses on the science related to diseases of metabolism, including obesity, diabetes, and osteoporosis, and their regulation by neural signaling pathways. We have built a robust mentorship, advisory, and project support network to facilitate synergistic projects in this area, with the potential to support basic, translational, health services, or clinical research. Strong candidates will be junior investigators who have not held major research project grants, and who are committed to collaborative science within these themes. Our ultimate goal is to help candidates develop into independent researchers. A minimum of 50% effort towards research is required. Clinically active physician-scientist candidates are encouraged to apply, and will be connected to the appropriate clinical leadership during the application process.

Faculty Scientists maintain academic affiliations with the University of Maine system and Tufts University School of Medicine, and are afforded privileges and resources related to these academic partners as well as MaineHealth. MaineHealth provides a unique and collaborative research environment within an outstanding healthcare system serving the population of Maine and New Hampshire.

We expect the faculty scientist to conduct a variety of research activities, often heading projects independently, but may enlist the assistance of more experienced scientists as collaborators. This position will receive mentorship from one or more senior scientists in areas such as grant writing and applications, teaching, and navigating research administration and research compliance issues. This position will be responsible for the independent conception of research projects, obtaining external funding for these projects and the publication of results from these projects in a timely manner. These studies should be of sufficient importance and impact to advance the science and bring recognition to the investigator, resulting in increased or sustained funding. This individual will assist in the development of operational guidelines for the research.  As an independent position, the individual should exercise good judgment in decision making with regard to the management of personnel, budgets, and other matters that pertain to running a program or project as an independent investigator. With regard to problem-solving, the individual in this position should know the limitations of his or her problem solving skills both scientifically and administratively and should use good judgment to seek advice and input from reliable sources when the problem is beyond the scope of his or her expertise. The candidate should follow safety, human subjects and animal use guidelines and manage grant or projects including supervision of multiple staff, project reports, etc. The candidate is expected to monitor the project budget in consultation with senior leadership. Where inventions or other intellectual property are developed during the course of the research, the person will contribute to the process of working with the patents and licensing office to seek appropriate rights. Also the candidate should have the ability to supervise and to coordinate efforts of several staff for complex internal/external groups. Position availability is directly related to grant funding and institutional support.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Demonstrated ability to read, write, and speak English effectively
  2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  3. Outstanding interpersonal skills.
  4. Visual acuity, manual dexterity, math skills and a scientific acumen are required.
  5. Doctoral degree in relevant biomedical discipline
  6. 3 years post-doctoral fellowship experience.
  7. First author publications in major peer-reviewed biomedical journals
  8. Research presentations at national professional meetings
  9. Demonstrated ability to design and conduct novel and potentially high impact biomedical experiments
  10. Commitment to a career in research

Click here to learn more and to apply.

Anticipated Postdoctoral or Research Associate Opportunities at Tufts University, Graduate Sciences and Medical School Campus, Boston

(Posted October 13, 2020)

Our Center is currently officially open only with restricted access. These positions will activate when we are permitted to work in the building. We will start part time and then move to full time.

Overview: The Lab for Nutrition and Vision Research seeks to discover mechanisms of aging, particularly applied to the eye, and to discover nutritional and other means to delay age-related vision impairments such as age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. To accomplish this, we elucidate relationships between environmental stress, physiologic stress responses, protein quality control and eye function. Projects are mature and much data is already available. Tufts Medical Center is a highly collaborative and productive environment in downtown Boston, within ~20 minutes from Harvard, MIT, Boston Univ.

Position Description: The Lab for Nutrition and Vision Research at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (JM-USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University, Boston, is seeking outstanding candidates with a recent PhD in Biochemistry or a related discipline to work on one of the following funded projects:

1) Discovering novel stress-induced ubiquitin and autophagy enzyme interactions in response to glycative stress.

2) Regulatory mechanisms of eye lens differentiation,

3) Elucidate interactions between dietary glycemia, metabolomics, microbiome, AMD, cataract, aging in animal studies and/or human populations, including planning randomized intervention studies.

Successful candidates will have some of the following qualifications: PhD in Biochemistry or a related discipline, good biochemical, histology skills, and experience analyzing large data sets. Scientists with bioinformatics experience are most desired. Candidates should have at least two English language first authored papers and 1 year of experience. The review of applications will start as soon as possible. A 2 year commitment is required Preference will be given to candidates who have permits to reside in the USA. If applicable, candidates must have or obtain a suitable visa.

Application Instructions: Please send a CV, names of three references (including PhD advisor and post doc mentor) and a list of grades received in Graduate Science courses to:

Allen Taylor
Director of the Nutrition and Vision Research Laboratory at the HNRCA
Professor of Nutrition, Biochemistry, and Ophthalmology at Tufts University
JM-USDA HNRCA, 711 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111

For questions about these positions, please contact Dr. Taylor at 617-566-3156,  617 784 3199 3-5 PM Eastern Time.

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