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.