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    Summary

    The incumbent serves as Research Nutritionist at the Food Systems Research Center in Burlington, VT, on the project "Increasing Small-Farm Viability, Sustainable Production and Human Nutrition in the Local Food Systems of the New England States." The incumbent conceives and implements a strategic research program to identify the effects of sustainable farm management practices and development of small-farm products on consumer acceptability and human health.

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    Responsibilities

    • Develop, lead, and participate in collaborative food systems research that bridges multiple disciplines and collaborating institutions.
    • Develop and conduct active personal research in human nutrition to identify the complex interrelationships within food systems.
    • Develop research with an understanding of small farm systems and their impact on product quality and consumer appeal, human behavior and responses, nutritional content, sustainability and economics.
    • Conduct human nutrition research with a focus on factors that impact nutritional value and that drive consumer behavior in a manner that impacts human health.
    • Work closely with Food Systems Modelers to develop data that can be integrated into systems-type models.
    • Develop a research program that better understands those food systems unique to the North-Eastern US.
    • Provide small-farms with data-informed strategies for farm management and marketing that is economically viable, appealing to the consumer improves human health and has a lower environmental footprint.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    15

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