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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Michigan Nutrition Obesity Research Center(MNORC) is one of 12 U.S. centers designed to inspire and support translational, multi-disciplinary research in obesity and nutrition across the continuum of basic science to applications in individuals (medicine) and populations (public health). Objectives of the MNORC include facilitating the interaction between basic, clinical and population-based researchers in nutrition, obesity and related metabolic disorders and support Core Laboratories providing a range of basic, clinical and translational research tools to investigators.


  • Provide nutritional education and counseling to participants enrolled in clinical trials
  • Research and implement nutrition procedures related to dietary interventions
  • Design metabolic diets for specific dietary protocols
  • Develop recipes for food items and/or meals as required for research studies
  • Coordinate and operate metabolic kitchen to produce research meals
  • Perform dietary analysis with NDSR computer software
  • Perform body composition measurements
  • Manage data for research operations
  • Manage and coordinate day to day operations of Nutrition Assessment Laboratory
  • Collaborate with study coordinators, ancillary personnel and Principal Investigators

Required Qualifications*

  • Master's Degree
  • Registered Dietitican by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 
  • Three years work experience
  • Computer proficiency
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Desired Qualifications*

  • Clinical research work experience
  • Prior experience with dietary assessment and analysis
  • ServSafe certified (or within one year of employment)

Work Locations

Cardiovascular Center

Additional Information

This position is 0.8 FTE Mondays-Fridays with possible evening/weekend work. This position is located at the Cardiovascular Center but may require campus travel. Hours are flexible and will be tailored to research participants schedule.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.