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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 691704
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Food Science And Hum Nutrition Anr 10002348
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition seeks a Research Associate to work in Dr. Rita Strakovsky’s Perinatal Molecular Epidemiology group. The primary responsibilities for this position are to manage and perform biostatistical analyses on various epidemiological datasets, prepare abstracts and posters/presentations for scientific meetings, contribute to writing manuscripts related to perinatal epidemiology and fetal/women’s health, and help graduate and undergraduate students with these tasks. Specifically, the applicant will contribute to research that is part of several recently-funded NIH awards related to the impacts of maternal diet or body composition on fetal development, as well as the impact of endocrine disrupting chemical exposures in pregnancy on fetal development and maternal long-term health.

The initial appointment period will be for 1 year, with possibility of extension based on the successful achievement of work goals and the availability of funds.



Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or a related discipline

Minimum Requirements

  • A doctorate degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related discipline, with strong focus on perinatal epidemiology and training in the management of large epidemiological datasets. 
  • Strong skills using the SAS (or similar) software to manage and analyze epidemiological data.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working with data related to nutritional and environmental epidemiology, especially in pregnancy.
  • Experience with longitudinal data analysis.
  • Experience with statistical approaches to assess complex exposure mixtures.
  • Background in biology or physiology.
  • Experience managing projects and people.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Good organizational skills.

Required Application Materials

Please submit a letter of interest, a current CV, and names and contact information for three references.

Special Instructions

Questions about the position can be sent to Dr. Strakovsky:

Review of Applications Begins On



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