Part-Time Registered Dietitian

at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Job Opening Id: 50054

Department: MED-Preventive Medicine
Salary/Grade: EXS/8

Job Summary: 

The Department of Preventive Medicine seeks a qualified individual to serve as a Registered Dietitian (RD) for a nutrition research program: The Nutrition for Precision Health (NPH) powered by the All of Us Research Program. The work is in person, and takes place within Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, located in downtown Chicago. NPH is enrolling research study participants for an intensive controlled feeding randomized trial to determine the health benefits of a variety of foods and food components. The research is focused on safety and efficacy, dose response bioavailability, behavior, and mechanisms related to how dietary intake enhances health benefit or disease risk. 

Under general supervision and according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and/or general instruction, this RD directly supports the research initiatives of NPH at Northwestern University. Collaborates with the principal investigators, physicians, and clinical research team in implementing this federally funded multi-center clinical trial. With strict adherence to the study protocol, responsible for coordinating the research dietetic components of the study to its completion and, including but not limited to conducting dietary interviews to determine eligibility, implementing and monitoring research diets, provision of diets, supervising staff and interns on the controlled feeding components of the study, monitoring participants’ adherence to study meals and study protocol, providing behavioral coaching for improved adherence, determining and conducting appropriate dietary assessment; overseeing the collection of nutrient intake data and maintains confidential research records, provides study patient management according to protocol and regulatory requirements. 

The Registered Dietitian reports to a Supervisor and the Principal Investigators who provide objectives and deadlines to comply with the study protocol.  Work is evaluated based on fulfillment of objective and deadlines and overall compliance with study policy and procedures. Eventually it is expected that the Dietitian completes some activities without needing direction while informing supervisor only of potentially controversial matters, and/or far-reaching implications.  Work may extend beyond the central NU/NM campus to NM affiliates for targeted initiatives.

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Job Posting: 11840893

Posted On: Apr 18, 2024

Updated On: May 26, 2024

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