Location: Atlanta, Georgia
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The post-doctoral fellow will primarily work on research projects and activities related to genetics nutrition and inherited metabolic disorders/inborn errors of metabolism. The fellow will collaborate with PI and other team members on protocol development for nutrition clinical research and will have potential to conduct well-controlled human feeding studies and assess dietary patterns, body composition, energy expenditure, and exercise tolerance. The infrastructure to support this research is provided through the NIH-funded Bionutrition Unit of the Emory University Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Centers (GCRC), which offers state-of-the-art nutritional science research., including: Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA),Indirect Calorimetry using Vmax Encore, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) using Vyntus CPX, Nutrition Data System for Research (NDSR), Bioimpedance analysis (BIA), andBOD POD body composition tracking system (air displacement plethysmograph).
The postdoctoral fellow will also have opportunities to be engaged in patient care, developing evidence-based guidelines, and creating training modules for clinicians, depending on interest.
Postdoctoral fellow is expected to readily learn skills in professional manuscript writing, grant/fellowship writing, and project design and management for clinical and educational training. Knowledge of nutrition, ability to interact well with special needs patients and families, strong sense of research ethics, team skills, good English language skills, and good organization are expected. Additional expertise in statistical software (SPSS, SAS, etc.), diet analysis software (Food Processor, NDSR, etc.), teaching and instruction, and mentoring of graduate level students is preferred but not required.
After successful completion of training, the postdoctoral fellow has an opportunity to be considered for a potential faculty position in the Department of Human Genetics.
Preferably seeking a PhD, RD with interest in nutrition/nutritional biochemistry for up to 2-year commitment.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
Intrested candidates should submit:
* Cover Letter describing research experience and interests.* Curriculum Vitae (CV)* List of three (3) references to obtain letters of recommendation.
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