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Principal Faculty Specialist

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Principal Faculty Specialist

The Principal Faculty Specialist will mainly work at the Nutrient Data Laboratory on various public health and food composition related projects including but not limited to monitoring sodium in the food supply, especially restaurant foods, human milk composition, Dietary Guidelines 2020-2025, development and validation of tools for generating food composition data etc. The Principal Faculty Specialist will assist with multiple elements of this research program including study design, review of analytical data, data input and analysis, database management, statistical analyses, automating procedures and methods, manuscript preparation, and web page development and maintenance.

Minimum Qualifications:

The ideal candidate should have a master?s or PhD degree in nutrition, food science, public health or a closely related field, plus at least 2 years of related experience (experience in research management, analytical methods for laboratory analysis of foods, complex data analysis, statistical analysis and database coordination).


Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and excellent logical thinking skills, problem solving abilities and attention to detail. Must be able to manage a high volume of data and manipulate data sets for complex analysis. Must possess excellent time and project management skills and be able to handle multiple priorities and resolve complex problems within deadlines. Statistical, database management and website development experience preferred.

Additional Certifications: Additional Information: Posting Date: 06/18/2018 Closing Date: 06/22/2018 Open Until Filled No Best Consideration Date 06/21/2018 Physical Demands

Most of the work day is spent working at a computer and attending meetings.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents


Principal Faculty Specialist