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The Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition is dedicated to the promotion of human health and well being through nutrition by providing scientific expertise and technical assistance in the areas of childhood obesity prevention, food security, local food systems, survey development, and program evaluation. The Center submits grants and contracts, both locally and federally, to build the research infrastructure at the local, state, and national levels. The mission of the Center is to serve as an independent research institution providing scientific expertise, partnership and resources to improve diet and physical activity behaviors among youth and their families to help grow a healthier next generation.

Open Position: School-Focused Research Scientist/Postdoctoral Fellow

This new position will lead and/or provide oversight for various scientific aspects of research and evaluation projects, including proposal development and research design, defining target population, identifying data needed, measurement tool development, data collection, data analysis, and deliverable development. The Research Scientist/Postdoctoral Fellow will also be involved in scientific and academic activities, such as conceptualizing and developing manuscripts and conference presentations. For this specific opportunity, we are seeking someone with experience in school-based research and evaluation, including both nutrition and physical activity measurement strategies. We plan to hire a Research Scientist (equivalent of an Assistant Professor) or Postdoctoral Fellow based on experience. 


Periodically we have opportunities arise for internships and other part-time or temporary positions, both at the undergraduate and graduate level. To inquire about current opportunities, please contact Hollyanne Fricke, Project Manager, at hfricke@centerfornutrition.org. Please attach a current resume or CV to your email.