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Postdoctoral Scholar (OPS)

Employer
Florida State University
Location
Tallahassee, FL
Closing date
Jun 22, 2021
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Job Details

Job Title: Postdoctoral Scholar (OPS)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 48903
Department

Nutrition & Integrative Physiology

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at: https://hr.fsu.edu/sites/g/files/upcbnu2186/files/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

Responsibilities

The College of Health and Human Sciences seeks an individual to serve in a postdoctoral capacity. This post-doctoral fellow will conduct research under Dr. Robert Hickner in collaboration with Dr. Michael Ormsbee in the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology and the Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine at Florida State University.

The primary areas of study by the postdoctoral scholar will be the execution of NIH-funded studies investigating the effects of endurance and resistance training on regional lipolysis, whole-body lipolysis, and fat oxidation in postmenopausal women. Additional studies will involve nutritional interventions with measures of limb and local blood flow related primarily, but not limited, to oxidative stress and inflammation in obesity and aging. Primary in-vivo techniques used will be microdialysis, muscle and adipose tissue biopsy, hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp and stable isotope methodologies. Prior stable isotope experience is preferred but not required.

Responsibilities include performing all aspects of research, including experimental design, participant recruitment, study execution, biochemical analyses, data handling, statistical analyses, preparation of manuscripts, presentation at professional conferences, and grant writing.

Additional duties include supervision of graduate and undergraduate students related to ongoing research.

Qualifications

Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology, Bioenergetics, Physiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Nutrition, or related field. Evidence of advanced research skills and experience. Familiarity/experience with clinical and applied human physiology testing as well as cellular and molecular laboratory techniques.

Contact Info

Dr. Robert Hickner ([email protected]), Principal Investigator
Dr. Michael Ormsbee ([email protected])

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

Pay Plan

This is an OPS/temporary Job.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Applicants are requested to submit a curriculum vitae and names and contact information of three references when applying for the position. A copy/unofficial of transcript for the highest degree is also requested.

Affordable Care Act

OPS employees are covered under the Affordable Care Act. OPS employees who meet certain criteria will be offered affordable health care coverage. For more information on the Affordable Care Act, please visit the Benefits website and click on Employee Insurance Eligibility.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

Organization

Working at Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, offering an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. Florida State is responsible for governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and associated arts programs, one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.

Other programs consistently included in the top public university list include physics, chemistry, political science, psychology, criminology, public administration, library science, information, human sciences, business and law.

At the Ph.D. level, interdisciplinary programs draw on notable research faculty strengths that transcend the traditional disciplines, including neuroscience, molecular biophysics, computational science, materials science and research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory—home to the world's most powerful magnets.

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