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Responsibilities: This position will be responsible for teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics and the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Teaching will include didactic and supervised practice courses. As part of supervised practice, the faculty member is responsible for scheduling supervised practice experiences, assigning students, maintaining relationships with preceptors and sites, building and maintaining connections with community organizations, monitoring student progress and travel to supervised practice sites within and outside of Columbia. The faculty member will participate in advising, committee work, faculty meetings and other individual and team activities as needed within the program and department.

Qualifications:

  • Required: Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with CDR, a minimum of a master’s degree in nutrition, dietetics or related field, and a minimum of three years applied work experience post RD/RDN credentialing in the field of dietetics. Flexibility and the adaptability are necessary.
  • Preferred: Demonstrated competence in teaching in higher education and experience with a Coordinated Program. Active leadership and participation in dietetics or related professional organizations. Preference is given to candidates who have substantial managerial experience in a hospital setting.

Academic Rank and Salary: Twelve-month, non-tenure track faculty position, 100% teaching, including oversight of supervised practice. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Location: University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. Located midway between St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia is a vibrant university town that is consistently ranked among the top small cities to live in America.

To apply for this position (job posting reference #25706), please visit the MU web site at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/. Please submit an application cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a narrative of teaching and educational interest, official transcripts, and three recommendation letters.

For additional information contact:

Maurine (Nikki) Raedeke, PhD, RDN, LD
Search Committee Chair
204 Gwynn Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
raedekem@missouri.edu
(573) 884-1500

The Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology (NEP) invites applications for a tenure track position at the level of assistant, associate or full professor. The applicant should have experience and future research plans for human nutrition studies that will utilize our new, state of the art metabolic kitchen facility within the MU Nutritional Center for Health (MUNCH). MUNCH has a metabolic kitchen, a teaching kitchen, and an observational behavior facility. The metabolic kitchen has the capacity for fully controlled feeding studies for cohorts as large as 50 for in house dining studies or 150 for pack out studies. MUNCH is adjacent to the MU Physical Activity and Wellness (MU PAW) facility which has 4 human subjects research rooms, a DXA, BodPod, PeaPod, metabolic carts, ultrasound, and blood draw and processing facilities in a clinical setting. The NEP department has a truly collaborative culture and mission and is the only department at Mizzou that is part of three colleges (School of Medicine, College of Human Environmental Sciences, and College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources). This position will have the tenure home in the School of Medicine. Position qualifications include a MD/PhD, MD or a PhD with postdoctoral experience and a translational research focus. Successful applicants will have or develop an outstanding research program and contribute to School of Medicine teaching activities. Involvement in campus-wide research initiatives relative to obesity, cardiovascular biology, exercise, metabolism, cell signaling and nutrition is desirable. Located midway between St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia is a vibrant university town that is consistently ranked among the top small cities to live in America.

Information about the department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology can be found at the departmental link (http://ns.missouri.edu). To apply for this position (job posting reference #21193), please visit the MU web site at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/. Active review of applications will begin October 15, 2016, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Please submit curriculum vitae, a narrative of research and educational interests, and three letters of reference.

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence. The University of Missouri-Columbia is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer, and complies with the guidelines set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Visit the University of Missouri-Columbia’s website at http://www.missouri.edu/. Please direct ADA accommodation requests to our coordinator at 573-884-7278 (V/TTY).

Description: The research specialist will participate in a variety of human research procedures and perform professional technical and intellectual project tasks in the field of human cardiovascular physiology. The work will include research subject recruitment and contact for studies. Will be expected to record, analyze, and interpret research studies with only limited input and oversight from the PI. Additional responsibilities will include management of study databases, lab supplies, and ordering as well as management/training of undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. Applicant should possess conceptual knowledge of theories, practices, and procedures within the research function.

Responsibilities:

  • Recruitment and Scheduling (25%): Assist with human subject recruitment, contact and scheduling (including coordinating study visits based on timing of the female menstrual cycle). Coordinate communication between research team members and provide informed guidance to new team members. (Paperwork, screened vs studied vs drop out vs events). May be required to work with staff at the hospital to review medical records for eligible individuals. Strong interpersonal skills necessary.
  • Data Collection (25%): Participate in a variety of human research procedures (e.g. measures of heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration during room air and low or high oxygen breathing), and perform professional technical (e.g. blood sampling) and intellectual project tasks. Collect and record research data and manage databases. Keen attention to detail required. Will be expected to become CPR certified and will be trained in venipuncture.
  • Data Analysis (15%): Analyze and interpret results of studies, reports, and other data sources to aid in research efforts. Provide written and oral communication of the data to Dr. Limberg and collaborators.
  • Supervision (15%): Provide direction, instruction, and supervision to all lab staff with laboratory protocols. Ensure quality of work. Oversee laboratory safety protocols of laboratory equipment. Ensure efficient workflows, productivity, and compliance of the lab.
  • Regulation (10%): Aid in writing regulatory documents for clinical research including IRB protocols, human subject forms, and IND applications. Aid in quality control, including documentation of study results, follow-up on missing values, and audit of research data to maintain data integrity.
  • Budget (5%): Ordering of supplies and lab equipment, Assist with grant and budget management, Keep detailed expenditure log, Reconcile accounts, and Verify expense reports.
  • Scientific Writing (5%): Organize data for presentation (graphs, figures, tables, text), update manuscript references, and edit manuscripts for publication.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Salary: $15.29 - $26.11/hour

Shift: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (w/occasional evenings/weekends).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Supervision Received: Sets own priorities in accordance with PI needs and/or team needs.
  • Supervision Exercised: Will provide task/activity-level direction to others with less experience who assist with projects.
  • Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Applies skills and knowledge in a variety of processes, procedures, and systems throughout the research function.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Physiology, Kinesiology, or related field. Possesses conceptual knowledge of theories, practices, and procedures within the Research function. Understanding of clinical research in the field of obesity and cardiovascular control.

Apply online: Job ID #26268

Description: The research specialist will assist in ongoing research projects to study the molecular and cellular mechanisms of fatty liver disease. This includes performing duties to facilitate day-to-day functions of the laboratory including routine tasks like ordering supplies, preparing solutions, maintenance of equipment, animal management, record keeping, and assisting the PI and lab manager with oversight of trainees. The Research Specialist will also perform various molecular, biochemical, cellular and physiological techniques including animal surgeries/tissue collection, physiology experiments, RT-PCR, histology, western blotting, genotyping, and fresh tissue assays to contribute to ongoing research projects in the laboratory. Performs other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Salary: $15.29 - $26.11/hour

Shift: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications: Animal Handling; Molecular Research Techniques (rtPCR, Western Blot, Histology).

Apply online: Job ID #26256