The postdoctoral research scholar position provides an opportunity to join an existing team that is conducting clinical research assessing the impact of dietary patterns, diet quality and lifestyle in multiple sclerosis. The post-doctoral research scholar will work primarily with Drs. Terry Wahls and Linda Snetselaar. Additional nutrition scientist collaborators will include Drs. Wei Bao and Tyler Titcomb. The scholar will analyze data from existing projects, develop manuscripts to submit to leading journals, develop grant proposals, and take an active role in current and future research.
Current and forth coming projects include a randomized controlled trial investigating ketogenic, modified Paleolithic and Dietary Guidelines for Americans diets in the setting of multiple sclerosis. Future studies include analyses of metabolomics and microbiome data and longitudinal quality of life data from a study comparing low saturated fat and modified Paleolithic diet in the setting of multiple sclerosis.
The post-doctoral candidate's specific project related responsibilities will be developed in consultation with Drs. Wahls and Snetselaar and may include project management, data collection, development of research hypotheses, analytic strategies and scholar initiated analyses and projects related to the lab's core projects.
The post-doctoral position is a one year full time appointment. Reappointment for additional years is possible depending on the fellow's performance as it relates to their initiative, support of the lab, their publication record, and available funding.
The successful candidate will be involved in studying the impact of diet and lifestyle factors on clinical outcomes in multiple sclerosis and other chronic disease states in human subjects. She/he will have access to existing data, collaborators in the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and Liberal Arts and Sciences. The successful candidate is expected to qualify for training grants and fellowships and to further our understanding of the relationship between diet and various lifestyle factors and brain health.
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