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Applications Open for Visiting Research Coordinator

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition Health (FSHN) in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) seeks a full-time (12-month) Visiting Research Project Coordinator. This position will conduct research and manage the research activities that occur in the metabolic kitchen, a kitchen with the capability to precisely create foods and beverages for research purposes. Primarily the project coordinator will oversee the day-to-day operations of the nutritional intervention components of clinical trials funded by the Nutrition and Human Microbiome Laboratory under the supervision of the Principal Investigator: Dr. Hannah Holscher. For full consideration, applications must be received by November 28, 2021. For the full description and application process, please visit

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Postdoctoral & Graduate Student Positions

We are currently recruiting for postdoctoral and doctoral students.  Prospective students interested in joining The Nutrition and Human Microbiome Laboratory are encouraged to send a letter of interest and CV or resume to Dr. Holscher, and to apply for entry into graduate programs within the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and/or the Division of Nutritional Sciences.

Undergraduate Positions

We are currently accepting students who will be committed for at least one year, including summer.

Undergraduate researchers will have the opportunity to be involved in all phases of research: conducting dietary interviews, analyzing nutrition data, preparing menus and meals, helping with study participant testing days, biospecimen sample collection, benchtop work, and/or computational handling of big data.

Prospective undergraduate students interested in joining should apply using this Google Form.

Edward R. Madigan Laboratory
Dr. Hannah Holscher