Staff Nutrition Scientist

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is seeking a Staff Nutrition Scientist to help lead the next generation at the nation’s most popular nutrition newsletter, Nutrition Action Healthletter (

 CSPI has been promoting healthy diets for more than 40 years, and has had a profound effect on the way Americans eat.  As part of this mission, NAH helps shape the national conversation on sound nutrition by translating the best available science into advice for the public and healthcare professionals, and ultimately into recommendations for legislatures, government agencies, and industry.

 We are looking for a nutritionist, or a public health professional experienced in nutrition, who wants to be a key part of this work and convert his or her nutrition expertise into action.

 Candidates must possess superior analytical skills to research and understand complex nutrition issues and be able to clearly describe the state of our knowledge in print and on television and other media.  Attention to detail and the ability to work under tight deadlines is a must. Editing skills are desirable. Candidates should be passionate about exposing deceptive practices or incompetence in industry or in government and be willing to represent consumers at national conferences and workshops.

 This is a unique opportunity to play a key role with the most influential nutrition-focused consumer group in the country.

 A doctoral degree in nutrition, epidemiology, or public health (diet and health focus) is required, along with at least five years of experience in evaluating research on diet and health.  This position is located in Washington, D.C. only.

 CSPI, a nonprofit health-advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., is supported largely by the 850,000 U.S. and Canadian subscribers to its Nutrition Action Healthletter and by foundation grants.

 To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and samples of research and writing for the lay public, to  Include “Comfoods15” in the email subject line.  EOE.  To learn more about CSPI, please visit


Colleen O’Day

Director of Human Resources & Administration Center for Science in the Public Interest

1220 L Street, NW #300 * Washington, DC 20005

202.777.8303 – direct line * 202.265.4954 – fax

Washington, D.C.
Publicaton Date: 
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 12:00am
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The Center for Science in the Public Interest
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