Houston, Texas, USA
Baylor College of Medicine
One NIH T32-funded postdoctoral position is now available at the Children’s Nutrition Research Center ( CNRC ) at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston).
The CNRC is a federally funded research center with more than 60 faculty members. The CNRC faculty members have a wide variety of expertise in nutrition, metabolism, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, human genetics, physiology, plant biology, animal science, statistics, epidemiology, behavioral science, psychology, as well as pediatric medical subspecialties. This scientific synergy fosters research collaborations across disciplines and at all scientific levels, from plant and animal studies at the molecular/cellular level to human nutrition studies at the clinical level, with the single goal of improving the nutritional well being of children, from conception through adolescence. For detailed research areas of CNRC faculty, please visit http://www.bcm.edu/cnrc/faculty .
Candidates should have a recent PhD (or MD) degree in a relevant discipline. American citizenship or permanent residency is required. All candidates need to identify a potential mentor in the CNRC ( http://www.bcm.edu/cnrc/faculty ) and contact the mentor directly. Candidates and their mentors are expected to assemble an application package (see below) and submit it to Dr. Morey Haymond ( email@example.com ) and Dr. Olga Watkins ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) by March 15 of 2013. The position will be filled no later than April 15, and the individual must begin working at the CNRC by April 30, 2013.
List of the application package
1. Your curriculum vitae
2. A current digital photo
3. Copy of Resident Alien card, if not a US citizen
4. Transcripts from your undergraduate and graduate degree-granting institutions (directly from the registrar if possible).
5. Letter of support from your PhD or MD mentor and two other people who know you well
6. 1-page personal statement, explaining why you would like to work with your proposed mentor, what you expect to learn from our program, and how it would help you accomplish your goals
7. 1-2 page proposed research plan, written with the proposed mentor
8. Proposed mentor’s biosketch and list of current and past trainees
9. Letter from proposed mentor describing why he or she would like to have you as a fellow, and a brief summary of the training that will be provided
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.
When applying for this position, please mention you saw this ad in the APS Postdoc Exchange.