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Three postdoctoral fellowships in Nutritional Epidemiology at USP, Brazil

The Center for Epidemiological Studies in Health and Nutrition at the University of Sao Paulo invites applications for three postdoctoral positions.

Applicants of any nationality must have a PhD in Nutrition, Public Health, Epidemiology or related areas obtained in the last seven years and strong scientific interest in nutritional epidemiology. Fellowship duration is 24 months with possibility of renewal for more 24 months.

The three fellowships are awarded for undertaking research activities as part of the project “Consumption of ultra-processed foods, dietary nutrient profile and obesity in seven countries”. This project, funded by São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and executed by Professor Carlos Monteiro and his team, studies patterns of consumption of ultra-processed foods and their influence on dietary nutrient profile and obesity in Brazil, Colombia, Chile, United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia.

Training in biostatistics and nutritional epidemiology, experience in handling and analyzing large food intake datasets and scientific writing skills will be valued in the selection process.

The selected candidates will receive a monthly fellowship in the amount of R$ 6,819.30 and a grant equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship, which should be spent in items directly related to the research activity. The fellowship also includes a setup support for researchers who need to move to the city of São Paulo, Brazil, the institution´s headquarters. More information about the fellowship can be found HERE.

To apply, send an e-mail to maria.laura.louzada@gmail.com before June 15, 2016 including the following documents in PDF format:

  • Cover letter explaining your motivations;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • MyResearcherID and/or MyCitation (Google Scholar);
  • Two recommendation letters under the care of Prof. Carlos A. Monteiro (Coordinator).

The selection process will be conducted based on curriculum and other documentation sent by the candidates and, if necessary, on interviews made via Skype.

More information at http://nupensusp.wix.com/nupens and http://www.fapesp.br/oportunidades.

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