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Tenured Faculty Position in Clinical Nutrition

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The Division of Clinical Nutrition, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is recruiting a physician-scientist for a tenure track position to provide leadership in nutrition research and training, and to support the clinical nutrition program. The ideal candidate should be an accomplished basic, clinical, or translational scientist in nutrition, or a related field, with a strong track record of federal research funding. The candidate should have demonstrated success in leading multidisciplinary groups for training and research. The position includes responsibility to develop and lead an innovative and engaging nutrition thread in the medical school curriculum.
The position is a state-supported, tenure-track professorship with a guaranteed salary base, outstanding fringe benefits, and competitive start-up funds. The successful candidate will have a primary appointment in the Division of Clinical Nutrition, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. The Nutrition Division has a long and distinguished history in research, teaching, and clinical care. The current faculty includes those with joint or secondary appointments in the School of Public Health and the School of Nursing.
Applicants must have an M.D. degree. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated success in leadership of a research program. The primary area of research in the division is the treatment and prevention of obesity and obesity-associated diseases. Other areas of research include the role of nutrients, phytochemicals, and botanical dietary supplements in the prevention and treatment of common forms of metabolic disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer. UCLA provides excellent opportunities for collaborations with outstanding scientists across disciplines within the School of Medicine and across colleges, schools and departments on campus and within the University of California system.
Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be received until the position is filled. All qualified applicants, including women and minorities, are encouraged to apply. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit applications electronically. In order to apply, candidates are directed to the website where they will be able to search for the position under the Department of Medicine heading and upload the following required materials: 1) a description of their research plans; 2) full curriculum vitae; and 3) a list of 3-5 references.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.




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