Institution (Location)
Baylor College of Medicine, Children’s Nutrition Research Center
Start Date
November 1, 2022
Position Description
Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)

The Division of Nutrition, USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center (CNRC), in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine seeks applicants for an appointment at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenured) level. Applicants are expected to have earned a M.D., D.V.M., and/or Ph.D. degree and demonstrated evidence of commitment to scholarly activity and outstanding scientific accomplishments.

Scientists in the CNRC work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment with an ultimate mission to promote the nutritional health of children, and prenatal and lactating women. CNRC investigators use a wide range of model systems (yeasts, plants, mice, rats, piglets and humans) to unravel the fundamental biology in the broad areas of nutrition, metabolism and development, investigate the behavioral pathways that contribute to obesity or poorly controlled metabolism among children, and assess approaches for promoting adequate nutrition or preventing and treating obesity among children. We seek outstanding scientists to join the CNRC who can bring in complementary research programs (either clinical or basic) and advance the CNRC mission. We prioritize the originality, excellence and promise of the candidate’s research program rather than the sub-area of specialization.

The CNRC faculty are well supported by state-of-the-art facilities that allow comprehensive nutritional/metabolic studies in multiple species. These include a human body composition unit, a human metabolic research unit, human whole room indirect calorimetry and exercise laboratory, a confocal and lightsheet microscopy core, a mass spectrometry and stable isotope core, a tissue culture laboratory, a plant physiology laboratory, and a mouse/piglet metabolic research unit.

Funding for USDA CRIS projects for CNRC faculty requires research projects to fall under the mission of the USDA National Program 107. More information about NP 107 and its components can be found here: 2024%20final%20for%20Web.pdf

Diversity and inclusion are core values at the Baylor College of Medicine and in the Department of Pediatrics and CNRC at all levels, including faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and staff.

For more information about the CNRC, please visit centers/usda-ars-childrens-nutrition-research-center.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a 1-page cover letter, CV (including research accomplishments and research funding), research statement (no more than 3 pages), 1-page diversity statement (optional), and at least three references. Applications are due by December 1 of 2022, but we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Please apply online at

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