Post-doctoral Fellowship in Childhood Obesity Prevention Policy and Practice Research Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA. Open until filled.
The position: The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (FMCH) at the University of Minnesota Medical School is excited to announce the availability of a post-doctoral research fellowship position in the Medical School’s Program in Health Disparities Research. Eligible candidates will have a doctoral degree in public health, behavioral science, health education, health communication, sociology, anthropology, social psychology or a related discipline. The primary responsibility of the post-doctoral fellow will be to assist in building active programs of translation and dissemination research related to obesity prevention and policy. The position will primarily focus on the nutrition and physical activity policies and practices of youth serving settings, especially related to underserved populations. Secondarily, the applicant will collaborate with a team to examine health disparities in youth and young adult obesity, and the role of chronic psychosocial stress, particularly childhood and adolescent exposure to violence. Applicants should have excellent interpersonal and writing skills and strong training in applied research. The ideal candidate will be proficient in managing and analyzing complex longitudinal datasets.