The Department of Health Promotion at the University of Nebraska Medical Center invites applications for a postdoctoral research faculty appointment. We are seeking an outstanding candidate with strong potential in the following research areas related to translational nutrition, physical activity, and weight control: (1) Implementation Science in Healthcare and Community Settings, (2) Cost evaluations of clinical interventions and implementation strategies, and (3) Research Practice Partnerships. We have a strong interest in candidates with expertise and skill sets in participatory research, health economics, and intervention development and delivery. The candidate is expected to:
Assist in, and lead, manuscript preparation from existing data and ongoing trials on the effectiveness of web- and community-based weight loss programs, the implementation of evidence-based strategies for weight loss in community and healthcare settings, and organizational context, perceptions of innovations, and facilitations strategies for moving research into practice;
Contribute to translational obesity, exercise, and nutrition grant proposal development, with an ultimate goal of completing federal grant application as a principal investigator during the first year of the appointment;
Facilitate and lead intervention delivery and data collection activities across Nebraska;
Assist in training graduate students at both the M.P.H. and Ph.D. levels.
PhD in exercise science, kinesiology, nutrition, behavioral sciences, public health, or a closely related field (awarded no more than 4 years prior to the start of the appt);
Publication in relevant peer-reviewed scholarly journals;
Ability to develop and deliver protocols to promote exercise, nutrition, and healthy weight control;
Ability to use statistical software packages for advanced multivariate statistics;
The ability to work independently and collaboratively on research;
Written and verbal communication skills;
Demonstrated potential for obtaining extramural funding;
History of leading refereed publications
Experience in mixed methods research/practice partnerships and health economics
A vital enterprise in the nation’s heartland, the University of Nebraska Medical Center has its eye on improving the future of health care in Nebraska and beyond. As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC also is committed to embracing the richness of diversity, and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska.Led by Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC has six colleges and two institutes, serving about 3,700 students in more than two dozen programs. Our primary care program was recently ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and our physician assistant program was ranked ninth. The university’s physical therapy, pharmacy and public health programs also are ranked among the top in the country. ... Major Units: College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Dentistry, College of Public Health, Graduate College, College of Allied Health Professions, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Munroe-Meyer Institute, Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute.