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The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa
Date Posted 10/05/2020
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Requisition # 3385
Position Basics
Advertising Ends on: Monday, December 7th, 2020
Advertising Started on: Friday, September 25th, 2020
College: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department: Health and Human Physiology

Salary: $52,704.00 to Commensurate

Position Details
Full/Part Time Status: Full Time
Percent Time: 100%
Position Description:

The Physical Activity and Women’s Health Laboratory at the University of Iowa invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar in the field of kinesiology and maternal/perinatal health. The individual selected for this NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship would primarily work on a multi-site observational cohort study examining associations of sedentary behavior, physical activity, and sleep patterns across pregnancy trimesters with adverse pregnancy outcomes. The fellow will also contribute to the laboratory through writing manuscripts and grants, conducting data analyses, actively participating in collaborative research meetings and journal club sessions, and attending departmental seminars. The fellow will also be expected to develop and test novel research ideas using data from an ongoing cohort study. The primary mentor for this position is Dr. Kara Whitaker (https://clas.uiowa.edu/hhp/people/kara-m-whitaker ), but the fellow will also collaborate with a larger team of epidemiologists, biostatisticians, and obstetricians and gynecologists at the University of Iowa and University of Pittsburgh. The preferred start date for this 2-3 year position is January 2021.

The ideal candidate will be interested in an academic career conducting epidemiological research related to sedentary behavior, physical activity, sleep, maternal and infant health outcomes, and/or cardiovascular disease.



Education Requirement:

PhD degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Epidemiology, or related field;

Required Qualifications:

  • Existing track record of peer-reviewed scientific journal publications;

  • Experience with several statistical software programs (i.e., SAS, STATA, R);

  • Experience with accelerometers (i.e., activPAL, ActiGraph, Actiwatch);

  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills;

  • Able to work and learn independently and motivated to contribute to the wider research mission of the lab;

  • Well-organized and able to coordinate and interact with a team of other graduate students, research assistants, undergraduates, and intra- and extramural collaborators;

  • Highly motivated.

Online Application Required Documents
  Curriculum Vita
Name and Contact Information of References
Letters of Interest
  Number of References:  3

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Contact Information
Contact: Christine L Stevens - christine-stevens@uiowa.edu
Clas-Clas Administration
Van Allen Hall
30 North Dubuque Street
212 VAN
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-1690
Department URL: https://clas.uiowa.edu/hhp/

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