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UT Health Registered Dietitian I (Research) - Part Time - School of Public Health in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Registered Dietitian I (Research) - Part Time - School of Public Health

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


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UTHealth School of Public Health

Requisition #: 210000YD

Department: School of Public Health

Location: Texas Medical Center- Houston, TX

Position Type: Part Time/ Non-Exempt

Position Summary:

Assess, plan, implement and monitor patient nutrition while actively engaging in providing nutritional education, information, services, and guidance to advise patients on food, diet, and nutrition by developing treatment plans.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Performs data collection in cancer patients/survivors using 24-h recall and food frequency questionnaires.

  • Performs data entry, quality control, and management of 24-h and FFQ data.

  • Assist with recruitment of study participants and scheduling dietary recalls.

  • Enter dietary assessment data; conduct quality assurance procedures to ensure high data quality

  • Assist in protocol development for dietary data collection

  • Assist with development of educational material and tools for cancer populations

  • Assist with project documentation, making sure that recruitment/clinical information for patients is accurate, informative and timely, including cancer treatment status and specialized nutrition support as needed (e.g. feeding tube placement).

  • Participates in nutrition seminars, workshops, etc., to ensure continuing education in various areas of nutrition science.


  • Registered Dietitian by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Maintains dietetic registration and continuing education hours as specified by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and state licensure regulations where applicable.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition by an accredited or approved education program.

Minimum Experience:

  • None

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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