Careers @ Friedman

Required/Preferred Education, Experience, Skills:

Required education, experience and skills Applicants must have a Master degree in health economics, public/health policy, epidemiology, biostatistics, or similar field with an orientation towards cancer epidemiology and/or public health nutrition (nutritional epidemiology). A strong record of original, first-author, publications in one or more of these areas is essential. Candidates should have quantitative research skills, experience using R, STATA, or SAS for both data management and analysis, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work independently and with collaborators.

Preferred education, experience and skills The ideal candidate will have formal training in a combination of: A) health economics and/or public/health policy; and B) epidemiology, nutritional science or public health. Experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: model development and implementation of cost-effectiveness/cost-benefit analyses, cost data collection, nutritional epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, NHANES data analysis, and meta-analysis/systematic reviews.

Duties & Responsibilities:

An outstanding candidate is sought to work on an original research project supported by the National Institutes of Health entitled “Comparative- and Cost-Effectiveness of Population Strategies to Improve Diet and Reduce Cancer”. He/she will work with the Principal Investigator and the research team to evaluate the cost and cost-effectiveness of evidence-based nutrition policies on reducing cancer burden and cancer disparities in the US. This person will mainly be involved in the development and implementation of population-based cost-effectiveness models, collecting the cost data for nutrition interventions, reviewing the evidence on diet and cancer, and assisting the NHANES analysis to assess dietary intake of the US population. The findings will be critical to inform the planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based dietary strategies to reduce cancer burden and cancer disparities in the US. The publication of research results in high-quality journals and at international conferences is anticipated.

(see attachment for the complete job description and application instructions)

Required/Preferred Education, Experience, Skills:

Required education, experience and skills Applicants must have a PhD/DrPH/ScD in health economics, public/health policy, epidemiology, biostatistics, or similar field with an orientation towards cancer epidemiology and/or public health nutrition (nutritional epidemiology). A strong record of original, first-author, publications in one or more of these areas is essential. Candidates should have quantitative research skills, experience using R, STATA, or SAS for both data management and analysis, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work independently and with collaborators.

Preferred education, experience and skills The ideal candidate will have formal training in a combination of: A) health economics and/or public/health policy; and B) epidemiology, nutritional science or public health. Experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: model development and implementation of cost-effectiveness/cost-benefit analyses, cost data collection, nutritional epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, NHANES data analysis, and meta-analysis/systematic reviews.

Duties & Responsibilities: An outstanding candidate is sought to work on an original research project supported by the National Institutes of Health entitled “Comparative- and Cost-Effectiveness of Population Strategies to Improve Diet and Reduce Cancer”. He/she will work with the Principal Investigator and the research team to evaluate the cost and cost-effectiveness of evidence-based nutrition policies on reducing cancer burden and cancer disparities in the US. This person will mainly be involved in the development and implementation of population-based cost-effectiveness models, collecting the cost data for nutrition interventions, reviewing the evidence on diet and cancer, and assisting the NHANES analysis to assess dietary intake of the US population. The findings will be critical to inform the planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based dietary strategies to reduce cancer burden and cancer disparities in the US. The publication of research results in high-quality journals and at international conferences is anticipated.

(see attachment for complete job description and application instructions)

Interested in gaining skills in data collection and working with children? The Fueling Learning through Exercise (FLEX) study, led by Friedman Associate Professor Dr. Jennifer Sacheck, is looking for students to help with data collection this spring. Data collection visits take place Monday through Friday during school hours (7 am - 3 pm). We are looking in particular for people who have at least two full days of availability per week and are available from early May through mid-June. Please note there is a scheduled training on Monday April 10 from 10:30 am-1 pm. If you are interested but unable to attend this training, please still get in touch. Please see the attachment additional information about applying. 

This job will be an Assistant Researcher or Researcher depending on the experience of the candidate and is a 2.5-year limited appointment position.

This full time, limited appointment, position for an Assistant Researcher/Researcher offers an exciting opportunity to be part of the International Dietary Data Expansion (INDDEX) Project (Jan 2015-June 2019). A collaborative effort between the Friedman School of Nutrition, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and other international experts, the INDDEX project aims to facilitate low to middle income countries’ increased acquisition and use of high-quality, timely food and nutrient consumption data, which is needed to create more effective evidence-based decisions about agriculture, food, and nutrition policies and programs.

The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy seeks candidates for a faculty position in the field of food policy and policy implementation for Professor of the Practice (PoP).  Appointments for Professor of the Practice are reserved for individuals whose outstanding expertise and contributions to the Friedman School are derived from the relevant professional experience, such as in government, non-governmental organizations, or business.  Candidates should ordinarily have a doctorate degree. Significant experience as a practitioner in government, advocacy, law, political science, public policy, business, economics, psychology, health sciences, industry or a closely related field is required.  Candidates for this position should have a strong advocacy, policy change, and public impact record in food and nutrition.

The FLEX Study research team, led by Dr. Jennifer Sacheck, is looking for graduate research assistants to assist with field data collection visits in Massachusetts elementary schools this spring. Please see attachment for more information.

This job will be an Assistant Researcher or Researcher depending on the experience of the candidate and is a 2.5-year limited appointment position.

This full time, limited appointment, position for an Assistant Researcher/Researcher offers an exciting opportunity to be part of the International Dietary Data Expansion (INDDEX) Project (Jan 2015-June 2019). A collaborative effort between the Friedman School of Nutrition, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and other international experts, the INDDEX project aims to facilitate low to middle income countries’ increased acquisition and use of high-quality, timely food and nutrient consumption data, which is needed to create more effective evidence-based decisions about agriculture, food, and nutrition policies and programs.

Open Rank- Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor: Contract, Tenure-Track or Tenured Research and Teaching Appointment in Biostatistics

The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University seeks candidates for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Biostatistics, at all levels. The rank will be determined by experience and accomplishments. The rank will be determined by experience and accomplishments. Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in biostatistics and demonstrate an understanding of nutrition and public health sciences. A doctoral degree in a related field such as epidemiology is acceptable if the candidate possesses either a masters degree or bachelors degree in statistics. 

Open Rank-Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor: Tenure-track or Tenured Teaching and Research Appointment in Food Policy and Policy Implementation

The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University seeks candidates for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the level of Associate or Full Professor in any field of food policy implementation and evaluation. The rank will be determined by experience and accomplishments. Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in law, political science, public policy, business, economics, psychology, or a closely related field, with a record of applying their discipline to food and nutrition policy. 

Open Rank-Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor Tenure-Track or Tenured Research and Teaching Appointment in Climate Change and Sustainability of Food Production

The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University seeks internationally recognized leaders as candidates for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the level of Associate or Full Professor in food systems, sustainability, and climate change. The rank will commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in a relevant field (biological or agricultural sciences, economics, nutrition, public health, epidemiology, or a related field), and demonstrated interest and accomplishment in sustainability of the food system, resilience, and climate change impacts on food and nutrition.

Open Rank - Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor: Tenure-track or Tenured Research and Teaching Appointment in Behavioral Intervention

The Friedman School seeks a faculty member with expertise in designing and implementing interventions in communities, health systems, worksites, schools, or other similar settings for behavioral health change and a strong desire to innovate, train future leaders, and achieve large-scale impact.  A focus on novel technologies is desirable.  The candidate will join the Friedman School during an ongoing effort to expand its emphasis on relationships among individual, community, and policy interventions and behavior change.  

Open Rank - Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor: Contract, Tenure-Track or Tenured Research and Teaching Appointment in Nutrition Data Science

The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University seeks candidates for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Nutrition Data Science, at all levels. The rank will be determined by experience and accomplishments. Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in a relevant field, which may include computer sciences, statistics, epidemiology, or other related fields, and demonstrate the understanding of nutrition and public health sciences.

Big Data and advanced analytics provide new dimensions and strategies to better understand the role of nutrition in a modern society, inform and monitor behavioral change, and to build an integrative inter-sectoral knowledge platform in nutrition science and policy. We seek applicants capable of conceptualizing and conducting research that explore the development and adaptation of computational methods and models for ‘big data’ in nutrition. 

Open Rank - Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor Tenure-Track or Tenured Research and Teaching Appointment in Global Nutrition and Chronic Diseases

The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy is a graduate school at Tufts University, seeks a new faculty member specializing in the area of global nutrition and chronic disease. The Friedman School is actively growing and recruiting faculty in many multidisciplinary areas, including the present position; sustainable food systems and climate change; global burdens of nutrition-related chronic diseases; community interventions and behavior change; and computational methods and models for ‘big data’ in nutrition.

Associate or Full Professor Tenure-Track or Tenured Research and Teaching Appointment: Director of the Feinstein International Center

The Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy is seeking a dynamic leader to fill the full time, academic position as Director of the Feinstein International Center . Founded in 1996, the Feinstein International Center is one of the flagship programs of the Friedman School, a unique center of scholarship, research and teaching that plays a leading role in promoting an understanding of humanitarian action among people living in crises-affected and marginalized communities worldwide. The Center leads innovative research in these areas around the globe. The Center also administers a Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance (MAHA) degree that is offered jointly by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, as well as a specialization for Masters' students in the Friedman School's Food Policy and Applied Nutrition Program.

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