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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

New Research Position Open

By Emily Becher, Research Associate

I am excited to announce that the Applied Research and Evaluation (ARE) unit has posted a position for a researcher. This position will focus primarily on conducting applied research and evaluation of the various programs offered through Health and Nutrition. Job duties include the following:
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative research and data analysis, and write and disseminate reports of findings.
  • Support, conduct, analyze, and report on research that examines elements of the current food environment across Minnesota.
  • Provide evaluation support to existing signature programs within Health and Nutrition.
  • Develop and execute evaluation plans and data collection instruments to collect information on existing food systems, access to healthy foods, program delivery, and cultural relevance of curricula being delivered in childcare settings, schools, healthcare settings, community settings, and proximities.

The research will also include developing novel approaches to gauging community readiness and community capacity to create changes in the food environment. General support of Family Development will include developing evaluation plans for policy, systems, and environmental change and supervision of Graduate Research Assistants. This position works in cooperation with other members of the ARE team, as well as campus- and community-based educators within the FD.

Please share this position with your networks: Researcher 5, Health and Nutrition, Job Opening ID: 306963. Applications are due Friday, February 5. If you have questions, please direct then to me at bech0079@umn.edu or 4-3335.



Editor’s note: There are several other FD positions open. You can find them here: z.umn.edu/fdjobs

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