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Job Title: Research Specialist V - Research Scientist
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Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Posted: 6/8/2022
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Community Health
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Dallas,  TX    USA
Compensation:
Position Description: The Texas A&M AgriLife Institute for Advancing Health Through Agriculture (IHA) seeks a Research Specialist V with expertise in the areas of public health nutrition, active living, and the prevention of obesity and chronic disease research. The Research Specialist V will contribute to the goals of the IHA Healthy Living program and projects. Areas of particular interest include health equity, behavioral risk factors, and use of mobile health technologies. Researchers will develop and participate in NIH-funded (as well as other federal, state, and foundation funding) intervention and dissemination/implementation studies.

Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities will include an active role in evaluating community-based randomized intervention trials that target primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other modifiable risk factors among underserved populations. The successful candidate will contribute to independent research, including project/program conceptualization and development; support externally funded research proposal development to extend current programs; develop additional innovative, relevant programs, including integration of state of the science mobile health technologies into community-based interventions and dissemination research; and compile, analyze, interpret, and review data and metadata. The overarching objective of the Healthy Living work is to promote the health and wellness of all Texans, particularly the most underserved and unreached populations, and to reduce healthcare costs and the burden of chronic disease through the integration of research and extension outreach and engagement. Successful candidates will align their contributions and professional research goals to help achieve this objective.

Qualifications: Required Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Twelve years of related experience.

Preferred Education/Experience

Master’s or Doctorate Degree in related field (e.g., public health, nutrition, statistics, clinical research, and other related education and experience that enables the candidate to achieve job expectations).

Experience developing research-based programs and conducting research in the following areas: underserved populations; minority and urban health; food systems; community-based health behavior interventions; D&I research; and/or the integration of technology into community outreach and research.

Experience working with Extension, community partners and/or public health affiliated agencies.

Organization Description: Texas A&M AgriLife is a diverse organization that supports healthy living for all Texans, through the research of targeted agricultural practices that yield nutritious food sources, outreach programs that train community members on growing their own food, and preservation of natural resources via eco- friendly means, all while following practices that lead to a stronger Texas economy. Overseen by the Office of the Vice-Chancellor and Dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife includes the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at Texas A&M University, Texas A&M Forest Service, and Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Institute for Advancing Health Through Agriculture (IHA) is the world’s first academic institute to bring together precision nutrition, responsive agriculture, and social and behavioral research to reduce diet-related chronic disease and lower health care costs in a way that supports producers and the environment. Composed of three focus areas – Healthy Living, Responsive Agriculture, and Precision Nutrition – the IHA brings together experts across many disciplines, including agriculture; nutrition; behavioral, social and life sciences; engineering; data and computation science; and economics. Healthy Living aims to rapidly apply knowledge from research to the needs of producers and consumers, and conduct dissemination and behavioral implementation research that quickly translates findings from the other two focus areas to the community and producers.

Healthy Living research, led by IHA Associate Director, Dr. Rebecca Seguin-Fowler, focuses on the development, evaluation and dissemination of community-engaged health promotion and chronic disease prevention intervention programs that integrate individual, sociocultural, environmental, and policy/system-level factors.

Closing Date: 9/8/2022
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Vi Luong,  Research Specialist V - Research Scientist
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Contact Email: healthy.living@ag.tamu.edu
Web Address: https://bit.ly/TAMU_IHA_RS5_RS
How to Apply: Please complete the online application at:

https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en- US/AgriLife_Research_External/job/Research- Specialist-V_R-049554

Additional Information: Please review the full job listing on the Workday site:

https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en- US/AgriLife_Research_External/job/Research- Specialist-V_R-049554

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