This position is located in Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Beltsville Human Nutrition Center (BHNRC), Food Components and Health Laboratory (FCHL), in Beltsville, MD.Learn more about this agency
The incumbent will conduct research on dietary, lifestyle, and physiological characteristics of individuals that influence biological processes and metabolic pathways (especially those related to macronutrient metabolism), energy metabolism, food self-selection, body composition, and weight regulation.
- Serve as a team member assessing quantitatively the evidence of the extent to which individual characteristics, dietary components, the environment, and lifestyle contribute to the increasing incidence of chronic disease.
- Address how dietary and lifestyle interventions impact biological processes including macronutrient metabolism (protein, fat and carbohydrate), metabolic fuel use patterns, insulin sensitivity, and food intake and body composition and weight.
- Conduct nutrition and lifestyle intervention studies with human volunteers, utilizing human calorimetry methods, body composition methods, and other instruments or methods such as doubly labeled water and stable isotope tracers.
- Assess physiological responses to environment and dietary changes related to body composition and weight regulation to develop a model of body weight management.
- Possess in-depth knowledge of the theories, principles, assessments, and methods relevant to conducting research in biological sciences including macronutrient metabolism.
- Skill in the use of stable-isotopes or respiratory exchange calorimetry to assess macronutrient metabolism.
- Analyze complex biological scientific data and utilize computer software to evaluate biological processes.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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