Posted: Sep 24, 2020

Research Physiologist/Research Nutritionist

USDA, Argicultural Research Service - Beltsville, MD
Salary: Annually
Application Deadline: Oct 26, 2020

This position is located in the Food Components and Health Laboratory(FCHL) at the Beltsville Human Nutrition Center (BHNRC) worksite with one vacancy in Beltsville MD.


  • Researches individuals' dietary, lifestyle and physiological characteristics influencing metabolic pathways (esp. macronutrient metabolism), energy metabolism, food self-selection, body composition, weight regulation and related chronic diseases.
  • Serves on a team to quantitatively assess evidence that individuals' characteristics, dietary components, environment and lifestyle impact chronic disease (esp. obesity) increase in today's society and individuals' ability to maintain healthy weight.
  • Performs work in compliance with Federal and state regulatory requirements that meets the Human Studies Protection and participatory consent requirements deemed necessary by cooperating Institutional Review Board(s).
  • Conducts nutrition and lifestyle intervention studies using human volunteers onsite as well as in the field.
  • Provides technical and administrative supervision of support positions, makes selections for positions, assigns duties, reviews work, approves/disapproves leave, and evaluates performance.

In order to be considered for this position, you must apply through the USAJobs link.