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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Psychologist/Research Psychologist
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Research Psychologist/Research Psychologist
GS-0180-12/13 - GS-0180-12/13
$70,192.00 to $108,507.00 / Per Year
Open February 27, 2015 to May 22, 2015

The Healthy Body Weight Research Unit of USDA-ARS located at the Grand Forks Nutrition Research Center in Grand Forks, ND is seeking a Research Psychologist/ Research Nutritionist to assist in applied and fundamental research relating to eating habits, physical activity behaviors and other lifestyle factors relevant to obesity prevention and maintenance of healthy body weight. The assigned general area of research is to generate new knowledge about developing and evaluating innovative obesity prevention approaches with youth, adults and families. Prevention approaches can be targeted at the community, neighborhood, school, worksite, or family levels. This could include comparisons of various behavioral treatment modalities for subjects at risk for obesity or weight gain, as well as studying ways to enhance adherence to behaviors important for weight-control.  Research could also include determining how patterns of sleep, sedentary behavior and exercise influence eating behavior, energy balance and metabolic health.  Interventions are to be based on contemporary behavioral/social science findings. This research will mainly involve the use of human studies, but could be supported by mechanistic studies using animal models.  The GS-12/13 level position is full time, permanent, open to US citizens and has open-ended promotion potential.

How to Apply / Contact
To learn more about this position including major duties, qualification requirements, how applicants will be evaluated, benefits, and how to apply:

If you have previous or current Federal Service please use the following link to apply:
 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/395923200

If you are a US Citizen/National and have no previous Federal Service please use the following link:
 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/395974800

For information on the research program and/or position, call Kent Amott, 970-492-7086 or send an email to Kent.Amott@ars.usda.gov. U.S. citizenship is required.  The deadline for application is May 22, 2015.
 
USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity employer and provider.


Last Modified: 2/27/2015
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