This Research Associate will work within the Department of Nutrition to assist with ongoing research projects for youth with diabetes or youth at risk for developing diabetes. Several research projects are underway including both observational and intervention studies. This position will also participate in development and initial implementation of a new Department of Nutrition initiative designed to establish outreach to improve health through nutrition by linking clinical and community services to improve patient outcomes, and by providing nutrition education to the public and to health professionals. The research projects and the new department initiative are under the direction of Dr Beth Mayer-Davis, who chairs the department.
Candidates must have skills required to coordinate multiple studies with multiple investigators including the interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) to work as a member of a team. It is essential that candidates have the skills necessary to facilitate study implementation from development of study protocols through ensuring collection and monitoring of high quality data. Specific activities may include budgetary oversight, IRB submissions, development of data collection forms and related procedure manuals, and leading committee conference calls and preparing minutes to establish effective study communication. Experience with Microsoft Office required. Candidate must be well organized and able to manage multiple activities concurrently. Additional skills needed to facilitate development of the community outreach program include experience providing medical nutrition therapy for a variety of conditions, ability to develop nutrition education programs for both the general public and for health professionals.Master's level RD or RDN with preference given to candidate with MPH degree. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
American Recovery & Reinvestment Act Funded:
University of North Carolina
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