I saw this posting on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation job listing site. If you click "go" on the search box on the career site it'll pull up a list of all the jobs. You can enter your email address to get job notifications sent directly to you.
Research Assistant in Nutrition (and might I add totally in public health nutrition research) at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA. Deadline January 20, 2012.
Job Description: Non-tenure track, full-time, grant-supported position in Nutritional Sciences, focusing on obesity prevention and food safety education intervention trials. The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience successfully procuring grant funding, mentoring students, reporting research findings in peer-reviewed venues, and designing theory-driven interventions. The successful candidate also will have proficiency in motivational interviewing, social-cognitive theory constructs, conducting/managing applied nutrition intervention programs and clinical trials, and online survey software, and will have experience working with low-income community participants and community-based teaching. Candidates must possess a masters degree or higher in nutrition, health communications, or other related field, and hold active Registered Dietitian (RD) credential. Faculty members are expected to be active scholars; develop a significant body of refereed publications; mentor and train grant-related student assistants; engage in appropriate department, college, and university committees; and provide occasional guest lectures (as invited) and presentations to community groups. The successful candidate will also be expected to work closely with colleagues in related centers and institutes.
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Description: this position is designed for a nutritionist or Registered Dietician that also has a background or is interested in group training and exercise prescription. They would be placed on site at a Research Triangle business and help coordinate meals with the head chef as well as set-up group classes and personal training. They would also meet with employees personally an in small groups for nutritional consultation. This would be a full-time salaried position with full medical and dental benefits. M-F only with no weekends.
This would be a great job for someone with training in public health nutrition and modern media (and web design training) and communications. It looks like there is enormous creative control in this position, and they are recruiting a self-starter that can revamp their site and get folks excited about farm to school. I should apply to this. =)
General Requirements: Seeking dynamic, energetic and motivated individual. Applicant must exhibit creativity and entrepreneurial spirit for part time/ PRN position with flexibility in working schedule. Job may lead to Full-time employment if desired.
Postdoc in human energy metabolism and body composition at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Deadline unknown.
Details: A fellowship position is available at the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) located in Bethesda, Maryland. The successful candidate will conduct experiments at the new state-of-the-art NIH Obesity Clinical Research Center to study whole-body macronutrient metabolism and the regulation of body weight and composition. Specific projects include, but are not limited to: 1. Adaptations of energy expenditure during over- and under-feeding 2. Macronutrient balances responsible for body composition changes during weight gain and loss 3. Metabolic effects of varying dietary macronutrient composition 4. Effects of dietary protein and exercise on body composition and energy metabolism These projects will be conducted as part of a unique interdisciplinary research team that includes a computational modeling approach to design, predict, and analyze experiments on whole-body human metabolism and quantitatively integrate these data to better understand the system as a whole. Applicants should possess an M.D. or Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Physiology, Nutrition, or a related field. The successful candidate will have a strong quantitative understanding of whole-body macronutrient metabolism and experience conducting whole-body metabolic experiments including indirect calorimetry, body composition assessment, biomedical imaging, and isotopic tracer methods for measuring whole-body fluxes. Salary will be commensurate with experience according to NIH guidelines. Please send your CV and a list of 3 references.
While I have my own reservations about calling this public health nutrition, I do believe that industry (and those representing food industries) can benefit from someone with training in public health nutrition; although the job description does say lobbying on behalf of EDA, it could still be an interesting position to gain policy experience within the EU institutions, and learn about how they lobby stakeholders and policy makers.
Application instructions and job description here; scroll down on their site to view full job profile, and to download two docs.