Post-Doctoral Associate

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at Arizona State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position to support an NIH-funded R01. The study will test the effects of a community-based diabetes prevention program on diabetes-related risk factors among high-risk Latino youth. The desired applicant will have a doctoral degree in exercise physiology, obesity, public health, nutrition, or preventive medicine and a track record of producing peer-reviewed publications. Training opportunities include exposure to clinical research, cardiometablic risk assessment, health disparities and community-based intervention research approaches, and cost-effectiveness analysis. The fellow will work under the supervision of Dr. Gabriel Shaibi and closely with a transdisciplinary team of investigators.

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, 12-month appointment that follows the NIH pay-scale for postdocs with an anticipated start date of April 2016. This is a 2-year position with the potential for renewal contingent on funding and performance.


Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications below, be eligible to work in the United States, and have no more than 2 years of formal postdoctoral experience.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree from an accredited program in the field of exercise physiology, obesity, public health, nutrition, or preventive medicine (or related field). Doctoral candidates with pending degrees who successfully defend their dissertation by April 1, 2016 will also be considered.
  • Demonstrated experience producing peer-reviewed publications
  • Working knowledge of research methods and statistics

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to converse in Spanish
  • Experience in clinical research or pediatric populations

Interested candidates should send their CV, statement of research interest, and the name and contact info of three professional references to Gabriel Shaibi, PhD at