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Post Doctoral Fellow Department of Human Genetics

Emory University

Job Description


Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.



The post-doctoral fellow will primarily work on research projects and activities related to genetics nutrition and inherited metabolic disorders/inborn errors of metabolism. The fellow will collaborate with PI and other team members on protocol development for nutrition clinical research and will have potential to conduct well-controlled human feeding studies and assess dietary patterns, body composition, energy expenditure, and exercise tolerance. The infrastructure to support this research is provided through the NIH-funded Bionutrition Unit of the Emory University Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Centers (GCRC), which offers state-of-the-art nutritional science research., including: Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA),
Indirect Calorimetry using Vmax Encore, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) using Vyntus CPX, Nutrition Data System for Research (NDSR), Bioimpedance analysis (BIA), and
BOD POD body composition tracking system (air displacement plethysmograph).

The postdoctoral fellow will also have opportunities to be engaged in patient care, developing evidence-based guidelines, and creating training modules for clinicians, depending on interest.

Postdoctoral fellow is expected to readily learn skills in professional manuscript writing, grant/fellowship writing, and project design and management for clinical and educational training. Knowledge of nutrition, ability to interact well with special needs patients and families, strong sense of research ethics, team skills, good English language skills, and good organization are expected. Additional expertise in statistical software (SPSS, SAS, etc.), diet analysis software (Food Processor, NDSR, etc.), teaching and instruction, and mentoring of graduate level students is preferred but not required.

After successful completion of training, the postdoctoral fellow has an opportunity to be considered for a potential faculty position in the Department of Human Genetics.

Preferably seeking a PhD, RD with interest in nutrition/nutritional biochemistry for up to 2-year commitment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.

Intrested candidates should submit:

Cover Letter describing research experience and interests.
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
List of three (3) references to obtain letters of recommendation.



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Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.


Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.



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