The Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine is seeking a Research Dietitian/Nutritionist to be an integral part of the ProHealth Research team. This position involves participation in planning for new nutrition related research studies including assisting in setting study nutrition targets and planning research menus. It includes overseeing all aspects of day to day operations in a research kitchen including training and supervision of kitchen staff and monitoring of food safety and research practices.
This position also includes duties such as study participant management which includes anthropometric measurements, assisting study participants with questionnaires, observing diet records and meal completion.
Other duties as assigned such as data collection and entry. This position is at the ProHealth location in Woodlawn, Maryland.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:Directly reports to the Lead Research Nutritionist at ProHealth. Conforms to work policies and procedures of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Reviews previous research feeding studies and develops recipes and menus for new study, assuring that they are reproducible, accurate and palatable and within the guidelines of the research protocol needs.
Interviews potential research study participants and explains intervention and helps determine if participants are appropriate for the study.
Monitors participant weights to make recommendations for needed calorie adjustment.
Reviews daily food diaries for completeness and accuracy.
Conveys concerns to Primary Investigator.
Administers and reviews other food questionnaires for completeness and accuracy. Edits food diaries and questionnaires for data entry.
Maintains open communication with ProHealth research team. Interacts with other medical professionals, such as physicians, principal investigators, clinical and research nurses, and research coordinators.
Oversees kitchen staff and food safety in research kitchen and maintains records of food and equipment temperature to meet food safety guidelines.
Assumes additional responsibilities as required.
Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics, public health, sports medicine, food science, or related field.
Must possess Maryland Dietitian/Nutritionist License or be LDN eligible and obtain Maryland License within 90 days of hire and maintain Maryland License throughout employment. Must be a Registered Dietitian or RDN eligible within 3 months of hire with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Able to work on multiple projects at one time.
• Computer skills to include MS Word, Excel and Internet.
• Ability to focus and pay meticulous attention to details.
• Able to prepare food from scratch to meet study protocol guidelines and food safety guidelines.
• Excellent verbal communication and basic mathematics skills.
Technical Qualifications: Able to prepare food from scratch to meet study protocol guidelines and food safety guidelines.
Able to work 12 hour shifts and stand for several hours a day in food preparation and clean-up.
Able to lift 40 pounds.
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s). Ability to move standard equipment through work environment.
Classified Title: Nutritionist Working Title: Research Dietitian/Nutritionist Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MC Starting Salary Range: $45,195.00 - $62,225.00; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: JH Prohealth Gwynn Oak Department Name: Medicine, General Internal Medicine Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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