Nutritional or Exercise Metabolomics for Health

Position
Assistant or Associate Professor

Focus Area
Foods for Health

Unit
College of Education and Human Ecology, Department of Human Services

Description

The Department of Human Sciences in College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure track/tenured position in the fields of Nutritional or Exercise Metabolomics at the assistant or associate professor level. Applicants should have established expertise in conducting nutrition and/or exercise interventions/observations, and have experience conducting or collaborating on metabolomics experiments. Research interests of applicants include, but are not limited to, improving the understanding of individual metabolic variability, improving detection and prognosis of chronic disease states, stratifying subpopulations based on biochemical profiles, monitoring response to therapy, or development of personalized lifestyle approaches. Collaboration with appropriate current nutrition, dietetics, food, kinesiology, chemistry, and clinical disciplines on campus is expected.

This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiatives, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact. The position is part of the Foods for Health and will significantly enhance cutting-edge research on food and nutritional metabolomics for health. These new investments build upon existing strengths and a culture of academic collaboration to foster cross-disciplinary research with sustained impact. The nutritional and exercise metabolomics positions will also connect with planned hires in translational data analytics currently being developed as part of the Discovery Themes.  

Successful applicants will be expected to develop an extramurally-funded research program and to contribute to the teaching (graduate and undergraduate) and service missions of the University

Qualifications

PhD in Nutritional Sciences, Dietetics, Kinesiology or related field. Demonstrated research productivity and evidence of, or potential for an independently-funded research program. Experience working with human metabolomics and other omic data sets and inter-disciplinary translational research teams and mentoring members of underrepresented groups. Applicants for appointment as Associate Professor should have an existing extramurally funded research program. Applicants for appointment as Assistant Professor should have postdoctoral experience. 

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The Ohio State University is committed to fostering a culturally and intellectually diverse environment and encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and actively promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF ADVANCE Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.