The Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center is dedicated to conduct cutting-edge basic, clinical, applied and translational nutrition research in children.

Our diverse outstanding faculty and strong staff are our strengths in following our mission and accomplishing our goals by providing excellence in research standard, integrity and creativity. Our program provides competitive salaries and great benefits. We are always looking for energetic, enthusiastic individuals who want to be a part of our translational team.

If you are interested about the research at the ACNC, contact our faculty members to inquire about potential post-doctoral fellowships.

Postdoctoral Position in Pediatric Nutrition
A postdoctoral position in pediatric nutrition is open at the Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center which is one of the USDA Human Nutrition Research Centers. Candidates will be affiliated to the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences and will work as part of an interdisciplinary and translational team who has access to state of the art facilities and equipment to carry on both clinical and basic studies. Candidates will be actively involved in a longitudinal study characterizing the growth, body composition, dietary intake and behavioral development of children age 3 months to 6 years who were fed breast-milk, cow’s milk-based formula or soy-based formulas as infants. The study has successfully enrolled 600 children and is in its last three years of data collection. Candidates will participate in data collection and analyses of the existing cohort. Candidates will also be involved in the development of the long term follow up of the cohort (up to puberty). The position offers opportunities for new hypotheses generation and testing and will support independent thinking. Mentoring for grant writing will be provided and grant submission will be encouraged. Knowledge in pediatric nutrition, immunoassays, as well as longitudinal data analyses is preferred. Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in biological sciences, nutrition or equivalent is required. Strong oral and written communication skills are also required. To apply, send a CV and letter of interest to Aline Andres, PhD at andresaline@uams.edu

Postdoctoral Position in Maternal Programming of Fetal Metabolism
A postdoctoral position in maternal programming of fetal metabolism is open at the Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center which is one of the USDA Human Nutrition Research Centers. Candidates will be affiliated to the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences and will work as part of an interdisciplinary and translational team who has access to state of the art facilities and equipment to carry on both clinical and basic studies. Candidates will be actively involved in clinical projects aimed at understanding the mechanisms and long-term consequences of maternal obesity on the offspring. Candidates will characterize the maternal and offspring phenotype of an ongoing longitudinal study of 300 pregnant women and their infants up to age 2 years. Candidates will focus on the metabolic health of the dyads as well as participates in two new randomized controlled trials aimed to reduce maternal obesity effects in the offspring. The position offers opportunities for new hypotheses generation and testing and will support independent thinking. Mentoring for grant writing will be provided and grant submission will be encouraged. Knowledge in metabolic health, maternal programming of fetal metabolism, immunoassays and longitudinal data analysis is preferred. Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in biological sciences, nutrition, or equivalent is required. Strong oral and written communication skills are also required. To apply, send a CV and letter of interest to Aline Andres, PhD at andresaline@uams.edu