Job: Cornell University


Post-Doctoral Fellow for the Food and Brand Lab

Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab is looking for a Post-Doctoral Fellow for its team, starting on July 1, 2008. The Lab’s focus is on improving the health and nutrition of consumers by better understanding what factors influence what we eat and how much we eat.  It accomplishes this through the wide range of papers it publishes in leading journals in marketing, psychology, economics, and medicine; it also accomplishes this through outreach efforts.
The ideal team member we are looking for should have recently completed a Ph.D. in a social science area (such as marketing, biostatistics, experimental psychology, or human nutrition). In addition, they would be skilled at multivariate data analysis (including data mining cross-sectional data sets), a good writer, fun, light-hearted, a really hard worker, and driven to have a positive impact on the world. The post-doctoral Fellowship will be for two years. The first year will be what Cornell refers to as a Non-specified Fellowship–which means there will be no specific grant you will be tied to, but you will instead be brought on a number of existing projects. There are no teaching requirements. Salary is competitive base on the notion every hour worked goes directly toward a publication (versus toward meeting grant requirements). Within your first year, we will work to find a specified grant for your second year. Specified grants will typically pay $36,000+ depending on the grant. As with Cornell faculty appointments, this appointment includes partially-subsidized health and dental insurance as well as access to campus facilities. This fellowship would be an excellent opportunity for three types of individuals. 1) Scholars (in any field related to food, psychology, nutrition, or marketing) who are looking to improve their publication record before going on the market, 2) scholars from psychology who are hoping to transition over to being a marketing professor, 3) well-trained international scholars who wish to have a career at an American university. Dr. Collin Payne or Professor Brian Wansink 110 Warren Hall Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853-7801 607-254-6302 Application Deadline: May 15th. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.