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Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Diet, Food Systems and Health
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Organization: USDA Agricultural Research Service
Posted: 7/12/2023
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Nutrition
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Davis,  CA    USA
Position Description: The Immunity and Disease Prevention Unit of the USDA Western Human Nutrition Research Center in Davis, California, is seeking a postdoctoral research associate in diet, health and food systems access for a two-year appointment. The goal of the research fellowship is to develop and test metrics for describing dietary diversity using techniques from the field of ecology. The incumbent will develop algorithms for calculating versions of the diversity metric; use existing 24-hour dietary recall datasets to test and validate the metric; and conduct studies using the new metric to describe individual and household diets in relation to chronic disease risk and food access patterns.

Qualifications: This position requires a Ph.D. in nutrition, epidemiology, statistics, public health or related field. Statistical analysis skills are required, preferably including experience with multi-level and/or survey-weighted modeling, data manipulation with large datasets, and proficiency in SAS and/or R. Experience with dietary intake data analysis, especially dietary recall or food record data, is strongly preferred.

Organization Description: The Western Human Nutrition Research Center, located on the campus of University of California, Davis, is one of six human nutrition research centers in the USDA Agricultural Research Service Human Nutrition program. USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

Closing Date: 12/15/2023
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Bess Caswell,  Research Nutritionist
Contact Location: USDA-ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center
430 West Health Sciences Drive
Davis   CA  95616
United States
Contact Location: USDA-ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center
  430 West Health Sciences Drive
  Davis   CA  95616
  United States
Contact Phone: 8282421194 
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How to Apply: For further details, or to apply, please email your cover letter and CV to Dr. Bess Caswell;

Additional Information: Citizenship restrictions apply. The position is open until filled.

Web Site Delete Date: 9/30/2023