Nutrition and Dietary Supplement Education Specialist

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Updated: October 22, 2019
Job ID: 214473
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Nutrition & Dietary Supplement Education Specialist to support the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) within the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine (MEM), Uniformed Services University, located at their Rockledge Drive location in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to CHAMP/MEM.

The Nutrition & Dietary Supplement Education Specialist will support the Operation Supplement Safety (OPSS) program, the DoD’s go-to resource for information about dietary supplements and dietary supplement safety, and join a team of Nutritionists, editors, and graphic artists whose mission is to educate service members, healthcare providers, leaders, and their families.


  1. Answer dietary supplement-related questions asked by service members, healthcare providers, military leaders, and civilians via the Ask the Expert feature on the OPSS website.
  2. Review and translate scientific literature on dietary supplements, summarize literature, and write new content.
  3. Under the supervision of the OPSS Director, develop content for the OPSS website and work with the editing and graphics team and create educational materials, including graphics and video.
  4. Promote and disseminate OPSS materials online and/or in person as needed.
  5. Work with other staff members on research and interpretation of the scientific literature and perform other duties as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Experience with evaluation and interpretation of the scientific literature. Ability to develop educational materials and write articles, mostly at consumer level but also at health professional level. Applicant must have excellent interpersonal and written communication skills and be able to multitask on several topics/assignments. Experience with military nutrition, sports nutrition, nutrition communications, dietary supplements, and biochemistry/chemistry strongly desired.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Master's degree required, including fields of Nutrition, Nutritional Biochemistry, or related field.

Minimum Experience:  0 to 2 years’ experience in Nutrition, Nutritional Biochemistry, or related field.

Background: Eligibility to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC); eligibility to obtain and hold a Public Trust background.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check. 

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.