The USDA Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center is seeking highly qualified candidates for a permanent full-Time Research Molecular Biologist. The incumbent will conduct animal and/or human studies of epigenetic mechanisms that influence the risk of obesity via alterations in physiology and/or behavior or will complete studies of the behavioral factors important for healthy habit formation and achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight. The incumbent will conduct independent as well as lead team-based nutritional/health values research and is expected to develop productive collaborations with other scientists from universities, industry, and government. Publishes independent research results related to epigenetic mechanisms of obesity risk or behavioral factors important for maintaining a healthy body weight in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Manages a research program, including personnel, equipment and fiscal resources following agency's mission and scientific procedures, requirements and protocols. Supervises employees, to include setting performance standards, monitoring performance and guiding subordinates. A minimum of two years of postdoctoral research experience is required.
The incumbent will have access to extensive state-of-the-art 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.
CONTACT: For further information, contact Dr. Kate J. Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The USDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider.
A minimum of two years of postdoctoral research experience is required.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: USAjobs572737000
About USDA-ARS-PA Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Ctr
The Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center located in eastern North Dakota is staffed by 13 senior scientists and 80 support personnel. It is one of six Human Nutrition Research Centers operated by the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture. The Grand Forks Center is part of the Plains Area of ARS.