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Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Position Description:

The Division of Public Health Sciences at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate with interest in nutrition, particularly chrononutrition and dietary patterns, circadian rhythm, and other modifiable lifestyle risk factors for cancer. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will join a research team that investigates the role of chrononutrition, circadian rhythm, and other lifestyle factors such as obesity, physical activity, and sleep in metabolic health and cancer.

The Research Associate is expected to extend his/her skill set, building skills for developing research protocols, designing and conducting epidemiologic studies, assisting the development of grant proposals, performing data analyses, preparing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, presenting research results at meetings, and attending seminars and scientific meetings. This position will also have opportunities to develop and write funding proposals and to participate in teaching or training students. The Division provides a strong mentoring and career development program to Postdoctoral Research Associates through a T32 Cancer Prevention Program. This position is not funded by the T32 program, but the Research Associate will receive the same mentoring and career development opportunities, and will participate in relevant activities.


The position offers up to three years of support with competitive salary and benefits, and funds for travel to professional conferences and meetings. Individuals who have strong motivation and commitment to a career in research, a track record of creativity and productivity, excellent communication and quantitative skills, and ability to conduct self-directed and collaborative research will be competitive for the position.


PhD, DrPH, ScD, MD, or other doctoral degree in nutrition, epidemiology, or other public health-related discipline. Not restricted to US citizens or permanent residents.

To Apply:

Please send a CV, cover letter that describes research experience and interests, and the names and contact information for two references to:

Yikyung Park, ScD; 
Associate Professor
Division of Public Health Sciences
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis