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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.

Jan
20
Deadline

Research Assistant in Nutrition (and might I add totally in public health nutrition research) at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA. Deadline January 20, 2012.

Job Description: Non-tenure track, full-time, grant-supported position in Nutritional Sciences, focusing on obesity prevention and food safety education intervention trials. The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience successfully procuring grant funding, mentoring students, reporting research findings in peer-reviewed venues, and designing theory-driven interventions. The successful candidate also will have proficiency in motivational interviewing, social-cognitive theory constructs, conducting/managing applied nutrition intervention programs and clinical trials, and online survey software, and will have experience working with low-income community participants and community-based teaching. Candidates must possess a masters degree or higher in nutrition, health communications, or other related field, and hold active Registered Dietitian (RD) credential. Faculty members are expected to be active scholars; develop a significant body of refereed publications; mentor and train grant-related student assistants; engage in appropriate department, college, and university committees; and provide occasional guest lectures (as invited) and presentations to community groups. The successful candidate will also be expected to work closely with colleagues in related centers and institutes.

Feb
28
Deadline

Health Equity and Communications Intern at EuroHealthNet, Brussels, Belgium; Deadline to apply February 28, 2012.

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