Registry Eligible Dietitian

National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda
job duties:

Metabolic Clinical Research Activities:

  • Review research food records and questionnaires with patients
  • Codes research food records and questionnaires
  • Reviews research food records and questionnaires coded by other staff for accuracy and completeness
  • Conducts body composition assessments, including utilizing skinfold calipers, tape measures, and bioelectrical impedance
  • Creates research menus for subjects based on protocol requirements
  • Checks patient research menus and ensure patient compliance
  • Ensures research participant compliance with research diets
  • Coordinates research meal food services with Metabolic Quality Assurance Dietitian and Metabolic Cooks
  • Monitors subject appointment and nutrition research calendars
  • Responds to nursing and research team inquiries regarding food service/research meal subject issues
  • Responds to investigator queries related to subject scheduling, compliance, data, protocol planning
  • Review manuscripts as requested by timeline provided by primary author
  • Plans nutrition research services and procedures related to future protocols. This includes: Menu design per protocol - Creation of spreadsheets needed for energy or nutrient calculations and other relevant tracking - Creation of educational and assessment materials for screening, patient education, diet assessment, anthropometric measures - Creation of protocol procedures for nutrition staf f- Performs quality assurance reviews/audits for nutrition research
  • Downloads, organizes and provides data for protocol teams as request to include: Food array data, dietary recall data, food intake data, standardized nutrient data
  • Attends nutrition and protocol team meetings as assigned
  • Documents nutrition research services in the electronic health record (Clinical Research Information System).

Job Types: Contract, Full-time

Salary: $32.85 per hour



  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university in Dietetics/Nutrition or related field.
  • Successful completion of a didactic program in dietetics and supervised practice experience, approved or accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Dietetic Education of the American Dietetic Association (prior to 12/31/2011) or (as of 1/1/12) the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Eligible to sit for the Dietetic Registration Examination for Dietitians from the Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • Minimum of 6 months experience in clinical nutrition research
  • Professional knowledge of the science of nutrition and principles and procedures required to provide medical nutrition therapy/nutrition care process to patients
  • Knowledge of medical practices, the effects of medication, and the effects of other treatment modalities as they impact the patient’s diet, ability to eat, nutritional status, and provision of nutrition support
  • Skill in assessing dietary habits and nutritional status and the ability to apply this information to the diet prescription and to develop a dietary plan to meet the requirements of a given protocol or disease state
  • Ability to instruct a patient/patient family members or provide group counseling about diet and demonstrated skill in influencing patient compliance

  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

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