Post-Doctoral Fellow in Maternal and Child Nutrition

  • Fellowship
  • Ithaca, NY
  • $54,840-$75,000 USD / Year

Website Cornell University, Division of Nutritional Sciences

The Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Maternal and Child Nutrition (MCN) funded by a training grant from the National Institutes of Health. This is the longest-standing training program in MCN in the United States. It brings together faculty across the disciplinary spectrum of nutrition – including molecular nutrition, human nutrition and metabolism, community nutrition, and international nutrition – to advance the nutrition and health of mothers and children.

The successful applicant will have a doctoral degree, a record of accomplishment in nutrition or related biological, public health, epidemiology, or medical field, and will be committed to a career of research in MCN. Candidates should demonstrate quantitative/qualitative research skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work independently and with collaborators. A track record of original first-author publications in nutrition from doctoral work is desirable. Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position.

Research will be conducted under the supervision of one or more of the MCN training program faculty (Finkelstein; Bellows, Dickin, Hay, Hoddinott, Johnson, Leak, Lujan, Mehta, O’Brien, Odoms-Young, Rasmussen, Soloway, Strupp). Emphasis will be placed on leading original research manuscripts; career development; and transition toward independent funding and an independent research career. Opportunities are available for classroom-based training and professional development in teaching, grant writing, scientific communication, and leadership. This position is based in Ithaca, NY. This is a full-time position, renewable on an annual basis, based on performance and continuation of funding.

Applicants must submit a Curriculum Vitae and cover letter (interest in MCN, research experience, experience statement (optional), and available start date) through Academic Jobs Online:  Additionally, candidates may either submit a stand-alone statement that describes their experiences with, and or approaches to, fostering learning, research, service, and/or outreach in a diverse community, or they may include such information elsewhere in their application.  Applications will be reviewed as soon they are received, on a rolling basis. Applicants who are moved beyond the first screening will be asked to submit additional information.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Finkelstein at

MCN Website:

The Division of Nutritional Sciences, and the College of Human Ecology and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts faculty, staff and students of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply. In addition, Cornell University seeks to meet the needs of dual‐ career couples, has a dual‐career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual‐career searches.

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