Research Coordinator - Dietary Assessment Unit, Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging-18001270

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Research Coordinator - Dietary Assessment Unit, Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging-18001270

This is a part time position working 17.5 hours per week. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.

The Dietary Assessment Unit (DAU) at the HNRCA is a core unit that provides dietary assessment services within the HNRCA as well as in collaboration with Tufts and outside institutions. The Dietary Assessment Unit provides expertise and services in dietary data collection methods, coding, data cleaning and management and dietary data analysis for projects ranging from small HNRCA intervention studies to larger multidisciplinary protocols to existing dietary data sets. The unit assists in the development of dietary intervention sections of new protocols, advises on dietary data collection methodology, develops necessary manuals of procedures and nutrition-related materials and works to create new methodology to improve the collection of dietary data. The Dietary Assessment unit provides a centralized, consistent and high standard dietary data collection service across the HNRCA.

The DAU Research Coordinator will be responsible for administration, collection and review of dietary assessment tools for multiple protocols. This includes food records, 24 hour recalls and food frequency questionnaires. The DAU Research Coordinator will also assist with data entry/coding and quality control checks of dietary data collected by the DAU. In addition, the DAU Research Coordinator will assist the DAU Manager in the following: maintenance of the DAU calendar; DAU-related literature searches; development and validation of new dietary assessment tools as required with new protocols; and assist with training.

Basic Requirements:

  • 1-2 years of experience.
  • BS in nutrition, dietetics or related science field.
  • Ability to obtain CITI training to work with human subjects within one month of start date.
  • MS Office, Medline/Pubmed, familiarity with nutrition assessment databases.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Registered Dietitian with 2-3 years of research experience.
  • Experience with Nutrition Data Systems for Research (NDSR) or similar food analysis program and familiarity with US food items and food patterns.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Interacts well with others.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

This position may require coverage during evenings and weekends as determined by scientific protocol needs.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Job: Research
Organization: Dietary Assessment Unit-HNRC
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Part-time
Job Posting: May 11, 2018, 12:40:08 PM





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Posted: 6/15/2018
Application Due: 7/11/2018
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