Nutrition and Dietary Supplement Education Specialist

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

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The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (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 and join a team of Nutritionists, editors, and graphic artists whose mission is to educate service members, healthcare providers, leaders, and their families on safe dietary supplement use.


  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 and summarize literature findings as needed.
  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, 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 Research, Nutrition, or related field preferred

Physical Capabilities:  Prolonged sitting or standing at a computer

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: The selected applicant will work under the general supervision of the Director of Operation Supplement Safety, who will evaluate the employee’s performance and direct the employee’s day-to-day activities.

Work Environment: Works in a well-lighted and heated/air-conditioned office space, but may be required from time to time to work in other settings.

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.