Postdoctoral Associate Position in Obesity and Lifestyle Science

The post-doctoral experience will emphasize implementing behavioral and clinical interventions targeting diet, physical activity, and mood states such as stress among individuals at risk or living with chronic health conditions, such as cancer. Candidates will gain the skills to conduct research addressing abnormal energy balance leading to excess adiposity in a diverse clinical and community-based population. This position is housed in the Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM) at Weill Cornell Medicine. The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr. Erica Phillips, MD, MS, the Jack Fishman Associate Professor of Cancer Prevention. The candidate will also be welcomed into a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians, basic science, health services, and population health scientists that span Weill Cornell Medicine and include faculty within the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center (MCC). Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell University afford many opportunities for continued training, including research seminars and coursework across various disciplines and institutions, including the Weill Cornell Clinical and Translational Science Center. Furthermore, successful candidates will have the opportunity to conduct clinical shadowing in multiple settings, including primary care, weight management, and oncology. This post-doctoral experience will build skills in rigorous methodology and study design, grant/manuscript writing, oral presentations, and clinical acumen.

Job Requirements

Excellent oral and written communication skills · Strong quantitative/analytical research skills · Ability to work independently and as part of a team · Commitment to community-engaged research and health equity Preferred Skills: · Experience with qualitative research methods · Diet assessment and analysis (e.g., ASA 24) · Physical activity assessments and analysis using actigraphy or similar.


Erica Phillips, M.D., M.S.

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