The scientific work will integrate human physiology (myokine, adipokine, metabolic, energy expenditure and fitness responses to exercise and exercise training) and behavior (e.g., exercise and food reinforcement) to understand mechanisms of metabolic fitness, behavior change and body weight regulation. The incumbent will plan and conduct all aspects of human studies, coordinate with core lab personnel, analyze samples from incumbent’s research, evaluate and interpret the results; and prepare reports of the results in the forms of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific meetings.
The incumbent will have full access to extensive state-of-the-art and staffed core research support services in the Center and its community satellite facilities: a human performance/body composition laboratory (with DXA, indirect calorimetry, BodPod); controlled-feeding kitchen facilities; a residential metabolic unit; a behavioral choice/psychophysiology laboratory; a community-based laboratory imbedded in a fitness center (with DXA, indirect calorimetry, behavior testing); a room calorimeter, an ‘omics’ core, a mass spectrometry core including high-precision isotope-ratio instruments, a clinical biochemistry laboratory; a nutritional analytics/clinical chemistry core; and a statistical/data processing core.
The incumbent will work closely with the mentor and within a supportive network of core laboratory professionals, other postdoctoral researchers and students. Publication of peer-reviewed papers in high-impact scientific journals is an expectation of this position.
PhD in Exercise Physiology, Physiology, Psychology, or a closely related field (e.g., kinesiology; exercise, sport, or health psychology) completed by start date.
Relevant research experience in related field.
Experience in statistical analysis including correlation, regression, and ANOVA analysis is preferred.
Experience with mixed model analyses is preferred.
Atleast one lead or co-authored peer-reviewed manuscript is preferred.
To apply, please email Dr. James Roemmich firstname.lastname@example.org a one-page statement of research experience and interests, start date availability, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, dissertation abstract, and transcripts to: Dr. James Roemmich, Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service(ARS), Plains Area, 2420 2nd Ave N, Grand Forks, ND 58203. This job is available to US Citizens and Nationals. USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
To learn more about the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, pleasevisit https://www.ars.usda.gov/plains-area/gfnd/gfhnrc/
The Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center is fully federally funded by the USDA to conduct research on the roles of foods, food factors, physical activity and other lifestyle factors relevant to health, obesity prevention, and the maintenance of a healthy body weight.All scientists receive full funding and support through staffed human study coordination, applied physiology, body composition, controlled-feeding kitchen,metabolic research unit, room calorimeter, ‘omics’, mass spectrometry, clinical biochemistry, nutritional analytics/clinical chemistry and statistical/data processing cores to complete approved work.
The Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center has a long-history of preparing scientists for successful careers in higher education, government and industry. The Center is adjacent to, and collaborates closely with, the University of North Dakota that enrolls 13,500 students from around the world. The Grand Forks metropolitan area has a growing population of over 102,000. Situated along the Red River, Grand Forks has an extensive system of waterfront and neighborhood parks and trails, outdoor activities, shopping, restaurants, art galleries, sports and concerts.
The position requires a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology, Physiology, Psychology, or a closely related field.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary of $62,236 per annum with benefits
Internal Number: PostDoc-JR
About USDA ARS GFHNRC
The Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center is located in Grand Forks, ND and is part of the Plains Area.
USDA-ARS-PA/GRAND FORKS HUMAN NUTRITION RES. CTR.
2420 2ND AVENUE NORTH
Grand Forks, ND 58203