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  Childhood Obesity - Fully Funded Graduate Research Position


   Arnold School of Public Health

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About the Project

The Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina is currently seeking a PhD level applicant who are interested in pursuing a research‐focused doctoral degree on the topic of childhood obesity. The candidate, with a focus on children, overweight or obesity, obesogenic behaviours that include diet, sleep, physical activity, screen time, or sedentary behaviour, and their measurement are invited to apply. PhD students will be integrally involved in the studies conducted by the Arnold Childhood Obesity Initiative research group and the Research Center for Child Wellbeing. These include measurement, observational, and intervention studies that are funded by the National Institutes of Health and are designed to understand the etiology, prevention, and treatment of childhood obesity and its associated behaviours. The candidate will have the opportunity to be part of a vibrant team of faculty, staff, and students located within the Arnold School of Public Health. The position is fully funded and include tuition and a stipend that is commensurate with the NIH rate.

Highlights of the Position:

·Fully funded tuition and health insurance ·Stipend at the current NIH rate ($27,144 for 2023)

·Joining a vibrant and growing team of 19 creative & fun researchers

·Mentorship from 1 primary and 4 secondary tenure track faculty with a history of NIH funding Over the last 4 years 66% of our PhD students have received NIH funding as a PI

Skills Developed:

·Proficiency in basic and complex statistical modelling

·Process evaluation/implementation science

·Written and verbal communication skills

·Designing and implementing community‐ based interventions

·State‐of‐the‐art behavioural assessments

·Grant writing Ability to work effectively both independently and with a team

To apply, please send a statement of interest and CV to one or all of the following Acoi Faculty Members:

Dr. Bridget Armstrong Email: [Email Address Removed]

Dr. Elizabeth Adams Email: [Email Address Removed]

Dr. Sarah Burkart Email: [Email Address Removed]

Dr. R. Glenn Weaver Email: [Email Address Removed]

Dr. Michael Beets Email: [Email Address Removed] 

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