The Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group at UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention is currently recruiting for an Obesity and Health Promotion Postdoctoral Research Fellow. This full-time position
The Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group at UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention is currently recruiting for an Obesity and Health Promotion Postdoctoral Research Fellow. This full-time position is available for two years. There is potential for extension beyond two years, with the expectation that the scholar will work with the project team to secure funding for additional years.
The research position offers ample opportunities for training in manuscript writing, grant writing, the use of innovative technology and methodology, and leadership roles. Considerable attention will be devoted to developing the fellow’s line of research. Responsibilities include providing mentorship to research staff and students; developing materials for interventions in the areas of obesity, physical activity promotion, and dietary change; assisting with data management; conducting statistical analyses; and writing scientific manuscripts. It is expected that between 20-50% of the fellow’s time will be devoted to guiding intervention development and delivery as part of clinical trials in the areas of adult obesity prevention, obesity treatment, or lifestyle modification. Additionally, the fellow will be responsible for leading the development of fidelity measures using the RE-AIM model framework. As a result of fellowship activities, training, and mentorship, fellows will be highly competitive for the NIH Loan Repayment Program and for NIH training grants (e.g., K awards). Postdoc fellows will be highly competitive for research and tenure track faculty positions, and several postdoc fellows from our group have transitioned to faculty positions through this means. The ideal candidate will have a doctorate in nutrition, exercise science, or any public-health related discipline and have behavioral weight loss treatment experience.
February 25 (Friday) 8:00 am - March 25 (Friday) 3:00 pm