Research Scientist position available at Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition
We at the Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition are looking to build our scientific team, seeking a talented and highly motivated Research Scientist with strong leadership skills and advanced analytical abilities to conduct research in the areas of childhood obesity prevention, food insecurity, local food systems and health and survey development and program evaluation.
This person must have the ability to work both collaboratively and independently, and in an academically supportive environment. The Researcher will report directly to the Executive Director, but will also need to work collaboratively with all staff and overall be committed to the Center's mission. The candidate must possess a high level of professionalism and strong team orientation, as this position requires the ability to interact with internal and external contacts (at all levels) in a fast-paced environment.
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PRIMARY JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Identify funding opportunities and develop grant applications for funding
Project management and coordination, and assisting with tasks related to existing and ongoing projects
Structure and execute components of research including data analyses of national health surveys
Provide project support to various Center initiatives
Write and prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals
Direct, supervise, train, mentor and evaluate assigned staff
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Ph.D. degree in public health, health promotion, behavioral sciences, epidemiology, nutrition, cancer prevention, health psychology or a related field in the areas of childhood obesity prevention, local food systems and/or food insecurity. This position parallels an assistant professor or associate professor level, commensurate on experience, with the potential for an appointment in the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and/or Eppley Cancer Center
Expertise in survey development and/or evaluation
Excellent organizational, planning, writing, statistical and project management skills
Experience with extramural research grant funding
Demonstrate exceptional commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to work collaboratively and independently utilizing excellent interpersonal skills
Support the Executive Director on all research-related projects
Willingness to travel both locally and nationally
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with experience and education; competitive health, dental, 401(k) benefits.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a cover letter, resume or vitae to Dr. Amy Yaroch, Executive Director, Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition, 505 Durham Research Plaza, Omaha, NE 68105 or email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until June 30, 2012, and we hope to fill the position by Fall 2012.