Post Doctoral Research Associate
Texas Tech University 153 reviews - Lubbock, TX

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Performs specialized Post Doctoral work in the planning, conducting and/or supervision of original research. Responsible for participating in a research project associated with Ph.D studies and the interpretation of the results of publication. Work is performed under supervision of graduate faculty members with evaluation based on accomplishment of assigned objectives and overall effectiveness of project. May supervise research and student assistants.

Major/Essential Functions
Include developing nutrition education related programs within low income urban neighborhoods and to assess the underlying factors for food insecurity among rural residents. Prepare manuscripts using existing data and to be a guest speaker in a variety of classes. The fellow will further collaborate with various research teams working on community-based area of research, and to write grants. The fellow will be expected to contribute to the ongoing work by developing programs related to nutrition education and physical activity as well as perform research related to community health and nutrition.

Occasional Duties

PhD in area of project specialization Knowledge of modern research practices, the methods, resources, and standards thereof. Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities. Ability to integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of procedures, solutions and other outcomes. Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with other employees and the public. Ability to plan and allocate the workload of employees, providing direct training and supervision as needed.
This is a Security Sensitive Level I Position: Applicants for this position will be subject to a criminal background check and may be required to be fingerprinted.

Preferred Qualifications
Recent doctorate in human nutrition, public health, community nutrition or closely related field to conduct community–based research among low income and rural communities.
•Strong organization and excellent English written and oral communication skills required.
•The applicant must have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
•Knowledge of community health and nutrition issues such as diabetes and food insecurity.
•Experience in community-based participatory and intervention research.
•Demonstrated expertise in qualitative research methods; experience with quantitative methods.
•Excellent research design, organization, communication, and writing skills.
•Experience in teaching and course development.
•Experience in statistical programming and data management for the preparation of research papers.
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Level I
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Monthly (Exempt)
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Full Time
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Special Instructions to Applicants
Please provide the following with your application:
• C.V./Resume
• Cover Letter (highlighting the applicants skills and abilities relevant to the position)
• Other Document (use this document to upload a research statement linking current and future research)
• Professional References (provide names, addresses, phone numbers and emails of at least three references)
• Writing Sample (sample of latest publication)

This post doc is available for one to two years depending on the interest and the productivity of the fellow.
For questions regarding the position or to submit additional documents, other than the ones required, please send (e-mail preferred) to:
Dr. Mary Murimi
College of Human Sciences
Department of Nutrition, Hospitality, and Retailing
Box 41240
Lubbock, TX 79409-1240

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The entities of the Texas Tech University System are Equal Opportunity Employers and employ without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, or other protected classes.

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