Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Iowa City, IOWA
Job Type: FullTime

Requisition # 2726
Position Basics
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:Health and Human Physiology


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

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. 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 Xiao’s research focuses on understanding the health effects of sleep and diurnal patterns of rest-activity and eating-fasting cycles. She is also interested in elucidating the biological mechanisms mediating the adverse health outcomes of sleep deficiency and circadian dysfunction, as well as studying the role of socioeconomic and macro-environmental conditions in shaping health behaviors and health outcomes

The Department of HHP and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity.  The strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Qian Xiao at  To apply for this position, visit The University of Iowa jobs website at requisition #2726.  Application must include 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.

Education Requirement:

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 skills essential to population research

Required Qualifications:

Experience in applying epidemiological/statistical methods to analyze population data. Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.

Scholar must be highly motivated, have strong attention to detail, and ability to  troubleshoot problems, and bring projects to completion

Desirable Qualifications:

Experience in objective measurement of physical activity, metabolomics or other bioinformatics methods.

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

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Contact Information
Contact:Qian Xiao -
Clas-Health & Human Physiology
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Phone: 319-335-9348-x319
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