This is a limited term position for 18 months. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.
The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, established in 1981, is the only self-governing graduate and professional school of nutrition in North America. Its mission is to improve the nutritional well-being of people worldwide through the creation of new knowledge; the application and dissemination of information to inform evidence-based policy making; and the education and training of future leaders in the field. This mission is fulfilled by bringing together experts from the areas of clinical nutrition, social and public policy, and biomedicine. Faculty at the school include biomedical scientists, economists, epidemiologists, nutritionists, physicians, political scientists and psychologists who focus on a myriad of issues with the common thread of nutrition and its role in fostering the growth and development of human populations.
This project, led by faculty at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, aims to evaluate the impact of produce prescriptions on food insecurity, health outcomes, and health care utilization among over 5,000 low-income Americans participating in one of nine Wholesome Wave programs incentivizing access to healthy produce. This 18-month project will generate findings that can inform policy, practice, and further needed research for integrating produce prescriptions into health care to improve diet, food insecurity, and health among low-income Americans.
Provides specialized, subject matter knowledge to develop, implement, review and evaluate a university Program or Project in collaboration with Manager or Director. Participates in development of goals and strategies; creates data management and filing systems; develops, analyzes and monitors budgets, grants and contracts; and participates in development and implements marketing and advertising efforts including writing content for website and social media material. May design and represent program externally at conferences, meetings and events. Conducts research and drafts reports and results. May oversee recruitment and management of study subjects. May provide advice and counseling to students. Coordinates hiring and training of staff, students and temporary help.
Master’s degree in related discipline (e.g., nutrition, epidemiology, biostatistics, public health) and excellent project administration skills.
Research experience in related field is a plus.
Experience supporting high-level research and/or faculty members and their research is a plus.
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.