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Nutrition Research Program Lead


Do you have a background in Nutrition Research and a passion to represent an amazing, diverse food? 

If so, we may have just the perfect role for you.  ABC is looking for an experienced, collaborative, self-motivated, individual to lead our nutrition research program and support marketing activities related to nutrition on behalf of the almond industry. The primary functions of this role are to identify strategic priorities for almond nutrition research, position the credibility of almond human nutrition research, coordinate the Nutrition Research Committee, collaborate with the Global Market Development program, and track global human nutrition policy that impacts almond marketing. Nutrition research is a highly visible and complex area of ABC’s work; positioning ABC-funded nutrition research as highly credible is a core element of global market development.

Our ideal candidate requirements:

  • Skilled in communicating clearly with diverse audiences
  • 5-7 years previous experience in nutrition research and/or public nutrition policy
  • Doctoral level coursework in food and nutritional sciences
  • Principles, theories and generally accepted body of knowledge relating to nutrition and related biological sciences and food science/composition
  • Experience in contracting processes including preparing requests for proposals, evaluating research proposals, and managing research contracts

Typical duties:

  • Manages ABC nutrition research program including establishing strategic priorities, solicitation and review of proposals for new research and oversight of ongoing research
  • Manages external research projects and scientific consultants
  • Prepares and administers the nutrition program budget
  • Serves as the staff liaison to the Nutrition Research Committee
  • Works with ABC GMD team and PR agencies to identify market-specific research opportunities and to conduct outreach on results among key stakeholders (e.g., dieticians, food professionals)
  • Prepares, publishes, and presents a variety of nutrition related reports, articles, and presentations

What will set you apart? 

  • Fluency in additional languages is desirable due to ABC international markets
  • Public Relations/Communications experience related to nutrition

Why ABC?

The Almond Board of California is a respected industry association that globally promotes California Almonds on behalf of over 7,600 growers and 100 processors under the supervision of the US Department of Agriculture. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and generous benefit programs to our valued team members. 

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