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Postdoctoral Fellowship - ASU Food Policy and Environment Research Group
Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona
Date Posted October 15, 2020
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

The College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellow. The trainee will work with Dr. Punam Ohri-Vachaspati, Professor, Arizona State University and support NIH funded projects being conducted in partnership with the Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers University. The fellowship is housed at Arizona State University and will prepare the trainee for a career in academic research.

The postdoctoral research fellow will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of faculty and students conducting an active program of research related to examining the role of school and community food environments on children’s health, impact of COVID-19 related school closures on children’s health, and examine if specific policies and programs initiated during COVID-19 (P-EBT, summer meal expansion) mitigated the negative impact of school closures. The trainee will be involved in all aspects of the research including Institutional Review Board approval, recruitment, enrollment, data management and analyses, reviewing protocols, and mentoring masters and undergraduate students. Additionally, the candidate will actively participate in manuscript writing, grant proposals, presenting at academic meetings, and other essential duties as necessary. The candidate will receive training in grant writing and help with the preparation and submission of NIH and other grant proposals. Extensive opportunities exist for first-authored manuscripts and new projects.

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. Veterans and individuals who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community are encouraged to apply.

About the College of Health Solutions

The College of Health Solutions is committed to translating scientific health research and discovery into practice to improve health outcomes through education, research and service. We equip students with the knowledge and skills to influence healthier lifestyle choices; develop creative interventions to improve the health of people and populations; analyze and translate large amounts of health data into solutions; and maximize the technology, science, business and application of diagnostics. Our research programs encompass basic science, discovery science, clinical trials, intervention science and measurement of health outcomes. In all cases, our faculty use interdisciplinary approaches to address the complex systems that underpin health problems. We are highly collaborative, transparent and team-oriented. Our innovative organizational structure includes translational teams that move science from labs into communities with evidence-based interventions that make a difference, as well as affinity networks where teams of people work together to improve methodologies and processes. All of our programs, in and out of the classroom, are designed with the goal of improving the health of people and communities.

About Arizona State University

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU #1 in the U.S. for innovation for six years in a row. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising multiple differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's sixth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

For more information about ASU and the College of Health Solutions, visit http://about.asu.edu/ and https://chs.asu.edu . For additional information related to Dr. Ohri-Vachaspati go to: https://chs.asu.edu/punam-ohri-vachaspati-0 and visit her research group’s webpage www.asufoodpolicy.org .

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