Research Professional

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Posting NumberG/R10368PWorking TitleResearch ProfessionalDepartmentFACS Foods and NutritionAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websiteEmployment TypeEmployeeAdditional Schedule InformationAdvertised SalaryCommensurate with experienceAnticipated Start Date01/07/2021Posting Date10/15/2020Closing DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EOO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).


Please approximate the percentage of time spent on each task (out of 100%) during a typical work week. List these tasks in order of importance, with the most critical task coming first. Do not list more than 6 entries – do not go below 5% time per assigned duty.


Administration of pilot project including implementation of study protocols, maintaining ethics and safety approvals, purchasing supplies and participant reimbursement, coordinating with community sites, managing student trainees and data entry as well as facilitating team meetings.

Percentage of time60Duties/Responsibilities

Data analyses and dissemination of findings through presentations and journal articles.

Percentage of time30Duties/Responsibilities

Assistance with grant proposals for additional research projects.

Percentage of time10Position Details

Classification TitleTemporary Technical ParaprofessionalFLSANon-ExemptUGA Job CodeJob FamilyFTE.49Minimum QualificationsPosition Summary

This position will assist the Child Diet and Health Disparities Laboratory in the administration and dissemination of research projects involving infants and young children. The incumbent will co-lead efforts, with Dr. Gallo, on a pilot project on the validation of elementary school aged children’s dietary recall. This will include implementation of study protocols, maintaining ethics and safety approvals, purchasing supplies and participant reimbursement, coordinating with community sites, managing student trainees and data entry as well as facilitating team meetings. They will also conduct data analyses and contribute to the presentations of findings, including for conference abstracts, presentations, and journal articles as well as, assist with grant proposals for additional research projects.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position

To be considered, applicants will have a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or related area and 1-3 years of human subject’s research experience. Candidates with MS degree and Registered Dietitian (RD) credential are preferred. An equivalent combination of education and work experience may be considered.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Candidates with the following knowledge, skills and/or abilities are being sought:
•Experience working with children and dietary assessments.
•Ability to manage data collection and conduct statistical analysis.
•Ability to supervise student trainees.
•Demonstrated understanding of human nutrition research methods.
•Ability to work independently and with flexibility in duties.
•Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to interact with collaborators and the public, including parents and their children.
•Detail oriented with strong organizational and time management skills.

Physical Demands

Primary office work. May involve overseeing consent and data collection at community locations. Will need to commute to these sites. This position may involve sitting for long periods of time.

Is this a Position of Trust?YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? YesDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoIs driving a requirement of this position?YesDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?YesDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)YesPosting Specific Questions

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    Posted: 10/17/2020
    Application Due: 12/16/2020
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