Post-doctoral Research Associate - Nutrition Clinical Trials

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University of Massachusetts Lowell

Title of Position Being Posted
Post-doctoral Research Associate - Nutrition Clinical Trials

Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences

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Open Until Filled

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Position Status:
Job Opening

Anticipated Hiring Range:
Salary commensurate with experience

General Summary of Position:
The Nutritional Sciences Program has been established at the University of Massachusetts Lowell to conduct research in areas that include: 1) population health disparities; 2) nutritional impact on aging; 3) interconnections between diet, the microbiome and health; 4) infant growth and nutrition status. The principal role of the Post-Doctoral Research Associate is to work on the infant growth project alongside the PI and co-Is. Additional opportunities for research in related areas are also encouraged. A critical feature of the role of the position will also be to a) develop and write research proposals to advance the post-doc's career and form collaborations to support future research b) perform major research functions on existing grant(s).

The projects involved in this position include, but are not limited to: 1) recruitment of participants for an infant feeding and nutritional status project; 2) data collection on nutritional status among infants; 3) data management and analysis and manuscript preparation pertaining to the infant feeding trial; 4) working closely with the project manager and Co-Is on training materials, research manuals, IRB paperwork and related participant materials.

This position is contingent upon funding.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in these areas.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):
-PhD in nutritional sciences, or related fields AND preferred track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals
-A background and research experiences in clinical trials
-A research background in analyzing and interpreting data, preferred
-The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
-Excellent communication skills, including writing, presentation and facilitation
-Ability to work as a team player
-Strong technical report writing and communication skills
-Experience with statistical tools
-Takes guidance from supervisor and related faculty

Other Considerations:
-Registered Dietitian Preferred
-The group is dynamic, high-pressure environment and the position of Post Doctoral Research Associate will involve working under pressure to strict deadlines

Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Names and contact information of three references

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Special Instructions to Applicants:
Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Posting updated 7/28/17

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The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.


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