Research Associate (Human Nutrition)

Research Associate (Human Nutrition)

Posted on June 8, 2022

Dr. Tamara Cohen’s Nutrition and Eating Behaviour (NEB)-laboratory invites applications for a part time Research Associate (75%) with an anticipated start date of July 18, 2022. The position is located in the Food, Nutrition and Health Program in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems (Vancouver campus) (

The NEB-Lab research program focuses on eating behaviours throughout the lifespan, with the goals of improving dietary habits. To do so, we base our research on theoretical frameworks and apply them to the nutrition / dietary context. The NEB-Lab team is also involved in creating nutrition education tools and resources with the goals of educating people about healthy eating and then assessing the tool’s impact on changing diet.

The successful candidate will (1) support the research related to the iCANPlate CIHR-funded project, including and not limited to developing methodologies for a large scale RCT to test iCANPlate and support the study’s deployment; (2) support other research activities from the Cohen lab; (3) co-supervising graduate and undergraduate students involved in all Cohen lab projects, but prioritizing those involved with iCANPlate; (4) correspond with collaborators regarding the project updates; (5) write reports and scientific manuscripts related to the projects; and (6) support grant applications. Candidates must have a PhD in nutrition, or similar, with 5 or more years research experience in nutrition and/or dietetics. Candidates must have experience conducting randomized controlled trials, manage data collection, and demonstrated abilities in programming and data analysis. Previous experience with qualitative methodologies is required. Research experience with clinical nutritional trials is preferred.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to: Dr. Tamara Cohen, Food, Nutrition and Health Program, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, V6T 1Z4; or electronically (e-applications are encouraged) to The application deadline is July 8, 2022. Only those asked for an interview will be contacted.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the BC Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.