Research Dietitian - Medicine - Endocrinology (90002356)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7080333 (Ref:7452-en_US)

Posted: June 23, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas is seeking a Research Dietitian that will support the research studies on dietary intervention for weight loss at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. This Research Dietitian will be working on the PI's BCM study regarding Weight Loss Studies. He/she will have primary responsibility for the lifestyle modification program and run the weekly group behavior therapy sessions which include one-on-one and group behavioral counseling to promote long-term weight loss of research participants. This Research Dietitian will need to have great communication skills, a well-organized, pleasant personality, and can work well with human research participants. Must be a team player and reliable as well as willing to learn and develop new skills.

Job Duties

  • Performs one-on-one diet/behavioral therapy sessions as necessary for individuals who are having difficulty with dietary compliance.
  • Prepares the diet prescription, go over the food diaries with the participants, and check adherence to the diets.
  • Teaches the participants how to choose low energy density foods, how to modify recipes and prepare filing meals with lower calories, how to measure portion size, etc.
  • Works closely with the participants to achieve lifestyle and behavioral change and gradual weight loss with the goal of 10% weight loss at six months and maintenance of weight loss for an additional 6 months.
  • Performs other duties as instructed by the PI to accomplish the specific aims of the research projects.
  • Conducts monthly education and support classes to motivate and enhance retention of the healthy lifestyle-control group.  
  • Collects nutritional research data via computers, questionnaires, or food records.
  • Codes the collected data for database entry.
  • Reconciles collected data for proper input.
  • Enters data into nutritional database.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Nutrition or related field.
  • One year of relevant experience.
  • Registered Dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Nutrition or a related field.
  • Licensed Dietitian by the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR).





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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