Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Nutrition-Gut-Microbiome-Brain Relationship

The Human Nutrition and Vitamin Metabolism Team at The University of British Columbia and the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute is seeking an outstanding and self-motivated postdoctoral candidate with research accomplishments and interest in advancing our knowledge on the nutrition-gut-microbiome-brain relationship in early life. Our team is completing a large, dietary intervention trial on the impact of different dietary patterns on neurodevelopmental outcomes in young children. We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow for a fully funded postdoctoral research position to investigate how specific nutrients and/or dietary patterns are associated with language, behavioral, and cognitive outcomes in toddlers, and whether these associations are mediated by the gut microbiome.

This position requires a doctoral degree (PhD or MD; completion within last five years) in psychology, neuroscience, nutrition, physiology, microbiology, or other relevant areas of biomedical sciences. Applicants with peer-reviewed publications in internationally recognized journals showcasing achievements in the study of neurodevelopmental outcomes are highly encouraged to apply. Experience with nutrition research, intervention studies, and/or gut microbiome related research are advantageous. Superior oral and written communication skills and advanced data management and statistical analyses skills are highly desired.

The position is located in the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. The candidate will work within a dynamic research group with concurrent interdisciplinary and international projects focused on maternal and child health and nutrition, the nutrition-epigenome-brain relationship, and identification of biomarkers for early diagnosis of nutritional deficiencies.


Please send applications including a cover letter describing relevant research experience and statement of research interest, full CV and contact information for three references, to and refer to reference number PDFO-56070.

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