A postdoctoral position is open at the Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center (ACNC), one of six national USDA-ARS funded Human Nutrition Research Centers. Candidates will be affiliated with the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The postdoctoral trainee will work as part of an interdisciplinary and translational team, with access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources to carry on both clinical and basic studies. Candidates will be actively involved in a clinical project aimed at understanding the mechanisms and long-term consequences of maternal diet, obesity and physical activity on offspring metabolism and obesity. These projects are supported by NIH and USDA grants. Candidates will characterize the phenotype and metabolism of pregnant women enrolled in a randomized controlled trial of exercise during pregnancy and the phenotype of their children at age 1 and 2 years, as well as children from an ongoing longitudinal cohort of 300 pregnant women. The position offers opportunities for new hypotheses generation and testing, and will support independent thinking. Mentoring for grant writing will be provided and grant submission will be encouraged. Qualifications: Knowledge in exercise physiology, stable isotope techniques, body composition, metabolism and/or maternal programming is preferred. Strong statistical and data analysis background is preferred. Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in nutrition, physiology, or equivalent is required. Strong oral and written communication skills are also required. To apply, send a CV and letter of interest to Aline Andres, PhD at AndresAline@uams.edu.
Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center (ACNC) is a national Human Nutrition Research Center originally established as a partnership between the Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) and the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), in collaboration with the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute (ACRI) and UAMS. ACNC is a premier research venue for the study of maternal-child health and early childhood development. Visit acnc.uamsweb.com
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS regional centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com
Qualifications: Knowledge in exercise physiology, stable isotope techniques, body composition, metabolism and/or maternal programming is preferred. Strong statistical and data analysis background is preferred. Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in nutrition, physiology, or equivalent is required. Strong oral and written communication skills are also required
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About Arkansas Children's Hospital
The Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center is one of six national Human Nutrition Research Centers (HNRC) funded by the USDA-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) and located on the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Campus. The ACNC is located in Little Rock the capital of the State of Arkansas, is among America’s most affordable cities and offers a vibrant nightlife, a booming dining scene and world-class attractions.