NIH Maternal and Child Nutrition Training Grant Postdoctoral Position at Cornell University

NIH Maternal and Child Nutrition | Postdoctoral Fellow
Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
The Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University is seeking applications for a
Postdoctoral Fellow in Maternal and Child Nutrition (MCN) funded by a training grant from the
National Institutes of Health. This is the longest-standing training program in MCN in the United
States. It brings together faculty across the disciplinary spectrum of nutrition – including
molecular nutrition, human nutrition and metabolism, community nutrition, and international
nutrition – to advance the nutrition and health of mothers and children.
The successful applicant will have a doctoral degree, a record of accomplishment in nutrition or
related biological, public health, epidemiology, or medical field, and will be committed to a
career of research in MCN. Candidates should demonstrate quantitative/qualitative research
skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work independently and
with collaborators. A track record of original first-author publications in nutrition from doctoral
work is desirable. US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position.
Research will be conducted under the supervision of one or more of the MCN training program
faculty (Multi-Program Directors: Bellows, Finkelstein, Hoddinott, and Rasmussen; and Trainers:
Dickin, Hay, Johnson, Leak, Lujan, Mehta, O’Brien, Soloway, Strupp). Emphasis will be placed
on leading original research manuscripts; career development; and transition toward
independent funding and an independent research career. Opportunities are available for
classroom-based training and professional development in teaching, grant writing, scientific
communication, and leadership. This position is based in Ithaca, NY. This is a full-time position,
renewable on an annual basis, based on performance and continuation of funding.

Applications must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online:, and include the following materials:
1) a cover letter describing the applicant's interest, research experience, and available start
date; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of research interests specific to MCN; 4) a statement of
contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion; 5) the names and contact information of three
professional references who will submit their letters to AJO directly; and 6) 1-2 example
scientific publications. Questions should be directed to [email protected].