Postdoctoral Associate - Pediatrics - Nutrition (90002446)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7084897 (Ref:8508-en_US)

Posted: September 8, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine is one of six USDA human nutrition research centers conducting scientific investigations designed to provide Americans with a clear understanding of the role of nutrition in maintaining a healthy, active life. As the first federal nutrition research center to investigate the nutritional needs of pregnant and nursing women and children from conception through adolescence, the CNRC conducts research that helps define guidelines for maternal, infant and childhood nutrition.

Job Duties

  • Full understanding of framing research questions, research design and methods, and project implementation.
  • Learn and become experts at research techniques involved in your projects and, when appropriate, to develop and establish methods of research, testing and data collection, analysis and evaluation, and writing reports containing descriptive, analytical and evaluative content.
  • Exercise independent discretion and judgment in carrying out research activities within the predetermined research scope and methodology. Within the predetermined research scope and methodology, conduct research experiments in the field of Nutrition Science.
  • Collect and analyze data, including periodical/literature search and utilizing specialized skills in related field to analyze the collected data.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in scientific/manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals, grant writing, poster and oral presentations. May attend conferences and seminars.
  • Mentored research training in laboratory specific research methods.
  • Courses, seminars, and lectures that integrate the study of research methods and processes.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. and/or M.D.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (from either basic science or clinical research programs) and M.D. (e.g., physicians in residency training) level trainees.
  • Strong publication record and demonstrated experience in research study design and project implementation.





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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