The Nutrition Policy Institute at the University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources is seeking to hire two Assistant or Associate Project Scientists to support our work to evaluate California's universal school meals program. The positions will conduct literature reviews and develop research questions, hypotheses and study methods; develop participant recruitment and retention protocols and protocols for IRB submission; and design and conduct collaborative research and evaluation projects, including conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis. They will facilitate state and national interactions between researchers, policymakers, and diverse community groups. The positions will write grants, research reports and peer-reviewed publications and develop science-based policy and environmental solutions to lifestyle-related health problems for diverse populations. The salaries are $71,500 to $91,000 or $87,000 to $107,600 annually. The positions are one-year renewable term appointments with possible extensions. More information about the positions and how to apply is available online. Application packets must be received by December 11, 2023, to ensure full consideration (new deadline). Questions? Contact Tatiana Avoce: firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
The Nutrition Policy Institute is seeking a part-time student communications fellow. The fellow will educate the public and NPI stakeholders through written, visual, and online communications about nutrition policy, food security, federal food programs, childhood obesity prevention and other nutrition and food policy issues. This communications strategy includes creating content for our social media channels, maintaining and updating our website, and creating and disseminating newsletters on our latest research and policy efforts. Fellowship eligibility requirements include being a registered undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university with a plan to remain enrolled for the duration of the award period or be a recent postgraduate; be a US Citizen, Permanent Resident, F1 or J1 Visa holder, or California AB540 student; have a minimum 3.0 GPA; be proficient in Microsoft 365 programs (Word, Excel, etc.) or their equivalent Google Apps; and be a first-generation college student or an underrepresented minority student in good academic standing. This fellowship is a 10-month commitment of approximately 10 hours per week beginning in September or October 2023 and can be completed remotely. A $4,000 stipend will be provided. Learn more about the fellowship and how to apply online. Applications are due by Monday, September 11, 2023, 11:59 PM PT.
The Nutrition Policy Institute at the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources is seeking a part-time graduate student fellow to support a research project studying how K-12 schools transitioning to scratch cooking and using reusable serviceware can impact students' dietary intake and environmental sustainability. This opportunity is part of the UC Global Food Initiative 2023-2024 Student Fellowship Program. The UC Global Food Initiative addresses one of the critical issues of our time: how to sustainably and nutritiously feed a world population expected to reach eight billion by 2025. The Student Fellowship program funds student-generated research, related projects or internships that focus on regenerative agriculture, sustainable food systems, or sustainable food service operations. All 10 UC campuses plus UC ANR and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are participating in the program. In addition to working with the NPI team, the UC Global Food Initiative Student Fellow will participate in systemwide activities. This fellowship is a 10-month commitment (September 2023 – June 2024) of approximately 10 hours per week. A $4,000 stipend will be provided. Learn more about the fellowship and how to apply online. Applications are due by Monday, August 21, 2023, 11:59 PM PT.
A Graduate Student Researcher position is available starting summer 2023 with the Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology at the University of California, Berkeley. The GSR will work with Susana Matias, UC Berkeley cooperative extension nutrition specialist, on a research project focused on the Child and Adult Care Food Program in family child care homes in California. This project is a collaboration with the Nutrition Policy Institute. The position requires strong quantitative research skills, including knowledge of regression and trend analysis, proficiency in SAS and experience working with large, administrative datasets, coursework in epidemiology, public health or nutrition, and statistics. There is a possibility of renewal for the 2023-2024 academic year. This position pays $29.25 per hour. More information and instructions on how to apply are available online. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
An Administrative Officer 2 position is available at the Nutrition Policy Institute, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. Under the general supervision of NPI's Chief Business Officer, this position supports human resources, office management and information technology functions. NPI seeks an experienced administrative operations professional with an understanding of UC system-wide practices, policies, and procedures. The position is based at NPI's Oakland, Calif. office, and is eligible for hybrid flexible work arrangements for applicants living within the State of California. The Administrative Officer 2 position is a career appointment that is 50% fixed with a pay scale of $28.83/hour to $39.47/hour. More information and instructions on how to apply are available online. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.