JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
BRINDA (Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutrition Determinants of Anemia):
Terms of Reference for Post-Doctoral Fellow
The Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) project (www.BRINDA-nutrition.org) is a multi-agency and multi-country collaboration formed in 2012 in an effort to improve micronutrient assessment and anemia characterization globally. BRINDA’s overall goal is to refine approaches to estimate the prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies and thus improve the targeting, design and effectiveness of nutrition research and programs. Data from nutrition surveys that measured inflammation, hemoglobin, and micronutrient biomarkers, were pooled. To date, BRINDA includes 24 surveys representing approximately 37,000 preschool children (PSC), 28,000 school aged children (SAC), and 51,000 women of reproductive age (WRA) from all six WHO geographic regions.
Key successes to date include the following:
Data management and analysis needs:
BRINDA is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to lead the data management working group. Primary duties include: