Open Employment and Student Opportunities

Graduate Research Assistant

Each year, the Center invites students to apply for positions supporting the work of our research and clinical faculty. Currently, the 2017 positions have been filled.

If you have been accepted as a GRA for 2017, please complete this survey no later than May 1, 2017. We look forward to having you on our team!

Assistant Professor Pediatric Nutrition

The Department of Dietetics and Nutrition at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) and the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition (CHLN) jointly seek an individual for a 12 month, tenure track position as an Assistant Professor. The desired candidate will have research and teaching interest related to pediatric nutrition.

The location and environment at the KUMC and the CHLN provide excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary research collaborations. KUMC is a large, urban academic medical center with numerous research resources, centers and institutes to support a research program. The Department ( offers research focused MS and PhD graduate programs and an accredited Dietetic Internship program. The CHLN ( is a joint partnership between KUMC and Children’s Mercy Hospital and focuses on all aspects of healthy living in children.

Requirements: Doctoral degree in Nutrition or closely related field; evidence of productivity and extramural funding in pediatric nutrition; Post-Doctoral experience; experience in academic teaching; outstanding oral and written communication skills; and have the ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere.

Preferred Qualifications: Registered Dietitian; research funding as PI (examples: NIH, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, etc.); previous work as part of a multidisciplinary pediatric/adolescent collaborative team; and peer-reviewed published papers in the area of pediatric/adolescent healthy lifestyles and nutrition. Preferred research area is pediatric obesity related.

Application: For a complete position announcement please visit, posting number: F00063P. Applicants should send current curriculum vita, names and contact information for three references, representative publications, and a cover letter describing the candidate’s strengths, accomplishments, and future research plans to: Holly Hull, PhD, Chair Search Committee, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Mail Stop 4013, University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow BLVD, Kansas City, KS 66160, Email:


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.