Open Employment and Student Opportunities

Scientific Medical Director

We are expanding our team! We have recently released a job advertisement for an open physician position — a Scientific Medical Director. Please click here for more information and to see the job advertisement.

Child/Pediatric Postdoctoral Two-year Fellowship for 2020-2022

The Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition is offering one two-year postdoctoral fellowship for the 2020-2022 cycle. Applicants will be accepted from the fields of Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, Public Health, Psychology, Physiology or related fields to work with our multidisciplinary team. All applicants must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree prior to beginning the fellowship. The position’s starting date is expected to begin in the summer/fall of 2020, and salary will follow current NIH guidance. Our faculty study many facets of children’s healthy lifestyles and nutrition and related topics, and span from public health to clinical intervention to basic science. Click HERE to learn more about how to apply!

University of Kansas/CHLN Assistant Professor of Community Health:

Search for an Assistant Professor in Community Health; University of Kansas Lawrence Campus. The Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences on the Lawrence campus just begun a search for an Assistant Professor of Community Health. Trent Herda ( is the chair of the search committee. He is hopeful that they can attract candidates that could potentially collaborate with members of The Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition (CHLN). Please pass this along to anyone you think would be interested in the position. In addition, please let Trent know if there are list serves that you think would attract good candidates. To view the job description, please click HERE.


If you are interested in an internship at the Center and would like to apply, you can click here on the Application Survey. If you have been accepted for a position at the Center, please complete this Welcome Survey at your earliest opportunity. We look forward to having you on our team!


Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an independent, 354-bed pediatric health system, serving half a million patients each year from across the country. Children’s Mercy has been ranked byU.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” and received Magnet® recognition three times for excellence in nursing services.

In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, our faculty of nearly 600 pediatric subspecialists and researchers is actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists. And, our leadership in pediatric genomic medicine and clinical pharmacology is driving research and innovation in heart care, neonatology, cancer treatment and other subspecialities to transform outcomes for children here and around the world.

Kansas City is located in the heart of America. It has small-town friendliness, with big-city dining, a variety of entertainment options, incredible jazz, professional sports, world-renowned museums, great shopping and more fountains than any city in the world, other than Rome. The city, a metropolitan area of more than 2 million people, has some of the best public school districts in the nation.