The Center for Microbiome Innovation seeks applications for a motivated Postdoctoral research fellow with a strong background in nutrition and dietary assessment to work into a collaborative program between UC San Diego-American Gut and Danone Nutricia Research.
The appointee will provide dietary assessment and analysis expertise for a multidisciplinary team working to understand the food factors influencing the gut microbiota.
Scope of research:
Investigate the links between dietary patterns, foods and gut microbiome in collaboration with bio-computationists, microbiologists, data scientists and nutritionists involved in the program. Evaluate and scope potential adaptation of existing or in development food questionnaire tools adapted to different countries.
Host faculty include Rob Knight (Pediatrics and Computer Science & Engineering), and Sandrine Miller-Montgomery (Bioengineering).
Strong skills in quantitative assessment techniques and interpretation of dietary intake data. Experience collecting and processing food records, 24-hour dietary recalls and/or food frequency questionnaires including data cleaning, data management and data analysis.
Statistical analysis good basic knowledge in order to be able to work in collaboration with data managers & biostatisticians.
Previous programming experience would be a plus.
Basic knowledge on gut microbiome
Ability to work independently in a very strong collaborative environment Excellent communication skills:
good spoken and written English
ability to communicate at different levels and in different environments including meetings and conferences: exchanges with the CMI, the private partner and with scientists from different fields: microbiologists, nutritionists, statisticians
scientific writing skills.
Internal Number: DN
About Center for Microbiome Innovation
The UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation leverages the university’s strengths in clinical medicine, bioengineering, computer science, the biological and physical sciences, data sciences and more to coordinate and accelerate microbiome research. We also develop methods for manipulating microbiomes for the benefit of human and environmental health.