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Technical Information Specialist - Dietitian - LAC Group

Location: USA - MD - Beltsville

LAC Group is seeking a Registered Dietitian for the position of Technical Information Specialist to work on a food science research and reference team at a major Federal library in the Beltsville, MD area. The Specialist will be responsible for providing research and reference assistance to staff and the general public through a wide range of research techniques, methods, and sources that pertain to human nutrition and food science. This is an ongoing full-time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) benefited contract position.

Responsibilities:
  • Work with numerous information technology resources and platforms including research and bibliographic databases, content management systems and more to help keep a nutrition-focused web portal up-to-date.
  • Utilize drupal content management system to update numerous web pages.

Qualifications:
  • Must be a Registered Dietitian (or in progress towards the degree)
  • 1-2 years of experience using information technology platforms (content management systems, research databases, HTML, CSS); programming experience is a plus
  • Bachelor or Masters in Food Science, Nutrition or related field
  • Experience with providing outreach through social media
  • Knowledge of research and reference techniques; ability to assist patrons in utilizing and interpreting resources
  • Knowledge of social media, including writing for the web
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to express complex scientific ideas in clear, easy to understand the language

LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action Employer who values diversity in the workplace.

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