The Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position beginning in the Summer or Fall of 2019. The mission of the Rudd Center is to promote solutions to childhood obesity, poor diet, and weight bias through research and policy. This is a full time, annually renewable position with a maximum duration of 2 years.
This Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to research on food insecurity, community-based nutrition interventions, and health equity under Drs. Marlene Schwartz and Kristen Cooksey-Stowers. Responsibilities include quantitative and qualitative data collection, community engagement throughout the research process, data analyses, literature reviews, grant writing, and writing scientific papers.
Ph.D. in Nutrition, Environmental Sciences, Public Health, Public Policy, Human Development & Family Studies, or related field completed within the past 2 years
Research experience in the area of food policy and obesity
Strong analytical and statistical skills (e.g., multivariate analyses)
Strong qualitative research skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong community engagement skills
Candidates whose research interests intersect with those of supervising faculty
Experience with SPSS, SAS, and STATA statistical software programs
Experience with Nvivo or Dedoose qualitative analysis software
Experience with collection and analysis of dietary data
Ability to work independently
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Experience collecting data in community/child care settings
Proficient in Spanish
This is a full-time, annually renewable position based in Storrs, CT.
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Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2019455)
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