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Location: Iowa City, Iowa

University of Iowa / Health and Human Physiology


Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position

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Contact Name: Dr. Qian Xiao
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Posted: 3/22/2017
EpiMonitor ID: 2017-2302

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The Department of Health and Human Physiology (HHP) ( at The University of Iowa ( invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral research scholar position. The position will be broadly focused on epidemiological research in health behaviors, macro-environmental conditions and chronic diseases, including obesity, cardiometablic conditions and cancer. Specific research areas will be determined based on the research interest of the candidate. This position will be involved in conducting analyses using existing data from multiple large cohort and cross-sectional studies, writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication, reports, and for presentation to academic and community audiences. The candidate will also gain experience in grantsmanship, as well as research design, planning, and execution. Appointment is for 2 years, with the second year contingent upon satisfactory progress.

Dr Qian Xiaos research focuses on understanding the health effects of sleep, physical activity and dietary patterns. She is also interested in studying the role of socioeconomic and macro-environmental conditions in shaping health behaviors and health outcomes, as well as elucidating the biological mechanisms mediating the adverse health outcomes of sleep deficiency and circadian dysfunction.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in public health or related disciplines. Applicants with a doctoral degree in another discipline may be considered if they possess adequate skills to conduct population research. Preferred skills and experiences include epidemiological/statistical approaches, population cohort studies, secondary analyses, clinical trials or omics.

Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Qian Xiao at  To apply for this position, please email the following documents to Dr Xiao: 1) a letter of interest that describes research accomplishments and future research plans, 2) full curriculum vitae, and 3) names and contact information of 2-3 individuals who will provide letters of recommendation if asked.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.




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