Post Doctoral Scientist, Food & Health Policy Institute
Company: George Washington University
Posted on: June 12, 2021
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.
- 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.
Qualified candidates will hold a Doctoral degree in a related
discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the
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
Typical Hiring Range $53,840.04 - $69,333.11 How is pay for new
employees determined at GW?
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