Postdoctoral Fellowship Nutrition and Innovative Delivery Approaches for Combating Chronic Diseases

Arizona State University
Phoenix, Arizona
Closing date
May 19, 2022

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Health Sciences, Nutrition
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Postdoc Fellowship
Organization Type

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Nutrition and Innovative Delivery Approaches for Combating Chronic Diseases


The College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellow. The fellow will work with Dr. Shu Wang, Professor in Nutrition, Arizona State University. The fellowship is housed at Arizona State University and is to prepare the trainee for a career in academic research.

The postdoctoral research fellow will work in innovative and transdisciplinary research projects with a theme of innovative delivery approaches in nutritional science for combating chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, atherosclerosis, and others. In addition to continuing the current research projects in Wang’s lab, the fellow is also encouraged in developing new ideas along with our main research themes of nanonutritional science and transdermal delivery.

It is expected that the candidate is strongly self-motivated and to be productive. In addition to research work, the Postdoc fellow will also be mentored and participate in the grant application, project management, lab management, and student training.

The ideal start date for the position is summer 2022 but is negotiable. The initial appointment is for one year and may be renewed for subsequent one-year terms, contingent on continued satisfactory performance, the continued availability of funding, and the needs of the program, and as long as you are within five years from receipt of your doctoral degree. 


The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. Veterans and individuals who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community are encouraged to apply.

About the College of Health Solutions

The College of Health Solutions is committed to translating scientific health research and discovery into practice to improve health outcomes through education, research and service. We equip students with the knowledge and skills to influence healthier lifestyle choices; develop creative interventions to improve the health of people and populations; analyze and translate large amounts of health data into solutions; and maximize the technology, science, business and application of diagnostics. Our research programs encompass basic science, discovery science, clinical trials, intervention science and measurement of health outcomes. In all cases, our faculty use interdisciplinary approaches to address the complex systems that underpin health problems. We are highly collaborative, transparent and team-oriented. Our innovative organizational structure includes translational teams that move science from labs into communities with evidence-based interventions that make a difference, as well as affinity networks where teams of people work together to improve methodologies and processes. All of our programs, in and out of the classroom, are designed with the goal of improving the health of people and communities.

About Arizona State University

ASU is a large, comprehensive, research university and for nearly two decades, has transformed into the “New American University,” one dedicated to the simultaneous pursuit of excellence, broad access to quality education, and meaningful societal impact. By our Charter and Design Aspirations, we center inclusion and success as values that drive the enterprise; adopt inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning as ways to address society’s greatest challenges; and develop innovative partnerships to produce master learners across the lifespan. To learn more about ASU, visit

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate or equivalent degrees in basic sciences, such as Ph.D. in nanomedicine, nutrition, pharmaceutical sciences, bioengineering, endocrinology, molecular biology, or related fields;
  • Evidence of research background in chronic diseases, or metabolic disorders;
  • Evidence of excellence in designing and conducting state-of-art research works.
  • Shows commitment to the College’s Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion Council’s mission and vision.

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience of transdisciplinary and translational research;
  • Experience of grant applications and publications in high ranked journals;
  • Strong verbal and writing communication skills and be able to work in a diverse group;
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated;
  • Experience of training students in lab work.

Application and Inquiries

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

To apply, click to submit the following:

  • A cover letter;
  • A research statement;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Copies of up to three publications;
  • Information for 3 professional references (their name, position, title, e-mail, phone number). Finalists will be asked to provide three letters of recommendation.
  • Diversity and Inclusion statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship, or other work related to the position, supports ASU’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as outlined above and in the ASU charter.

Informal inquiries and questions can be directed to Dr. Shu Wang, Professor, by email at

A background check is required for employment.

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