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Post Doctoral Scientist, Food & Health Policy Institute
George Washington University in Washington, Pennsylvania
Date Posted 03/31/2021
Admin-Health and Medical Services
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details

Job Description Summary:

Dr. Michele Ver Ploeg in the Departments of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and Director of the Food and Health Policy Institute (FHPI) at The George Washington University is recruiting a post-doctoral scientist with expertise in research on food security, food consumption and the food retail environment, and on food and nutrition assistance programs. The research focuses on how the food retail and policy environments impact food and nutrition outcomes. The post-doctoral scientist will be responsible for leading data analyses and supporting the development of new research projects focused on how consumers with different personal and neighborhood resources are differentially impacted by the food retail environment—focusing on characteristics like age and mobility; the race and ethnicity of each household relative to their neighborhoods, and cities and or those in the poorest food environments. The post doctoral scientist may also assist with a project on WIC participation and nutrition outcomes for toddlers and young children. The post-doctoral scientist will also work with the Director of the FHPI to develop events and policy briefs and communications, and help set strategic plans for the Institute. The successful candidate will contribute to FHPI research and strategic goals, support development of students and collaborators, and work to develop independent areas of research.

Responsibilities Include:
• Lead the development of manuscripts and presentations at scientific meetings based on secondary data analyses of large and complex cross-sectional and longitudinal data sets.
• Contribute to research grant proposals.
• Assist the Director in planning FHPI events and seminars and in developing new areas activities for the FHPI.
• Draft policy briefs and blogs for the FHPI.

Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Doctoral degree in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:

• Doctoral degree in economics, nutrition sciences, public policy or public health related fields.
• Strong quantitative skills, including experience conducting analyses in SAS, Stata, R, or similar software packages.
• Demonstrated writing skills, especially as they relate to developing scientific manuscripts. Experience with grant writing is a plus.

Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience How is pay for new employees determined at GW?

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
College/School/Department: Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH)
Family Research and Labs
Sub-Family Laboratory Research
Stream Individual Contributor
Level Level 3
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Will this job require the employee to work on site? No
Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work.
Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only? No
Posting Number: R001240
Job Open Date: 03/05/2021
Job Close Date:
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: 06/30/2022
Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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