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    Summary


    The mission of the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center is to serve the public through research to determine nutritional needs for humans and research to provide information concerning healthy food and physical activity choices and a healthful food supply. The Center focuses on health roles of foods and food factors and on foods, physical activity and other lifestyle factors relevant to obesity prevention and maintenance of healthy body weight.




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    Responsibilities

    • Leads a team of scientists that studies, expands and complements an existing research program regarding the study of epigenetic mechanisms and the behavioral factors important for healthy habit formation and achieving a healthy body weight.
    • Conceives, leads and implements both independent research and multidisciplinary, team-based research (basic, clinical and/or translational) and analyzes experimental data, provides oversight of one or more Center research cores.
    • As Research Leader, provides pre-submission review of reports (abstracts, original manuscripts, book reviews/chapters, and letters to the editor) produced by scientists assigned to the research management unit.
    • Prepares written work products (peer reviewed papers, chapters, review papers) based on research to be published in professional articles, publications, and technical abstracts.
    • Submits at least two manuscripts per year for publication of experimental results in peer-reviewed journals and presents information at scientific meetings and at other research institutions.
    • Manages a research program, including personnel, equipment and fiscal resources following agency's mission and scientific procedures, requirements, policies and protocols.
    • Supervises employees, to include setting performance standards, monitoring performance and guiding subordinates.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    15

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