POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE – CHEATHAM LAB

Note: This position is located in Kannapolis, NC (near Charlotte, approximately 2 hours from the UNC-Chapel Hill main campus).

The Cheatham Nutrition & Cognition Lab at the UNC-Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis, NC is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to coordinate a study on the effects of choline, docosahexaenoic acid, and lutein in human milk on the cognitive abilities of infants. Coordinating this funded study involves recruiting exclusively breastfeeding moms and their infants from the community, applying the nutrition intervention, running all the sessions (including testing the infants on behavioral and electrophysiological assessments), and maintaining all study documentation. The postdoc will be exposed to a vibrant environment at the Nutrition Research Institute with biochemists, epidemiologists, nutritionists, and clinicians. Training will be provided for the study, but preference will be given to those with experience in electrophysiology and/or behavioral testing of infants.

PhD in Developmental Psychology, Psychology, Nutrition, or other relevant discipline, or an equivalent terminal degree from foreign institution (candidate must provide approved foreign degree verification).

– Demonstrated ability to design and conduct human research
– Demonstrated knowledge of human psychology and neuroscience
– Demonstrated attention to detail
– Strong writing skills, including the ability to compose error-free documents related to human studies (e.g., IRB applications, descriptions, grant applications, reports and manuscripts for publication)
– Strong communication skills, including the ability to converse confidently with people from a diverse variety of backgrounds.

To learn more about this position or apply, visit: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/172738

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.