Brown University

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

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Dr. Alison Field, Professor of Epidemiology, and her team are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate (100% FTE for at least 2 years) interested in investigating the causes and consequences of childhood and adolescent obesity. The postdoctoral fellow will work with a team of investigators from institutions across the Northeast on a NIH-funded project on phenotyping obesity using behavioral, psychological, familial, and genetic data.

Responsibilities include a) helping with the recruitment of participants in an ongoing cohort study to provide a DNA sample; b) conducting epidemiologic and biostatistical analysis; c) drafting manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications; d) submitting and presenting abstracts at scientific meetings; and, e) overseeing data documentation.

The commitment for the position is 2-3 years. Brown University is an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds, including racial/ethnic and sexual/gender minorities. Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.

Position Requirements: PhD, ScD, or DrPH in epidemiology or a related field in public health. The successful candidate will have a) methodological training in epidemiologic methods and biostatistics; b) programming skills (experience with SAS, R and/or latent class analysis are particularly desirable); c) content knowledge in obesity, appetitive behaviors, and/or behavioral genetics; d) peer reviewed publications; and, e) strong writing skills.

Salary: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Including a competitive full-time benefits package.

Start Date: June 1, 2022 or sooner

How to Apply: Candidates should apply with a cover letter (summarizing research experience, qualifications, and career goals, as well as addressing the reasons for their interest in the position and their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and/or how they intend to show this commitment in future work through scholarship, teaching, mentoring, service and community engagement), curriculum vitae, and sample publication or equivalent. Candidates should apply online at: Please indicate in your letter of application the search number (PH-283). Candidates should also provide the names and email addresses for three individuals familiar with their work who can be contacted for recommendations. Only those applicants who are selected for interviews will be directly contacted.

Application Deadline: This position will remain open until a qualified applicant is found.

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Last updated: 2021-08-29