Dietary Interviewer – part-time

University of Minnesota
April 7, 2021
Twin Cities, MN
Job Type


The UMN has suspended hiring for most positions. However, we will continue hiring for positions critical to the University's mission and operations at this time. Applications are being accepted for this position and you are encouraged to apply. In-person interviews are suspended indefinitely and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the University of Minnesota.


Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree OR a combination of related education and related work experience to equal 4 years.
• Demonstrated ability to work and interact effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in nutrition, dietetics, or related field Knowledge of dietary intake of North American adults, teenagers and children
• Spanish/English bilingual
• Experience with nutrient analysis software
• Experience with telephone interviewing to gather survey or research information
• Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
• Ability to attend a two-day Nutrition Data System for Research (NDSR) training April 26th and 27th via Zoom

About the Job

Job Duties:
• 70% - Collect dietary recalls (food intake from the last 24 hours) from study participants by phone using NDSR software program
• 20% - Data entry of dietary intake records into NDSR software program
• 10% - Assist with other administrative tasks to support the daily functions of the NCC Service Center

This position would begin working remotely due to the pandemic.

This position will be 5-14 hours per week, varying based on incoming workload, and it will include some weekdays, evenings, and weekends. There is potential for increasing hours in the fall if additional projects are funded.

About the Department

The Nutrition Coordinating Center (NCC) is a part of the division of Epidemiology and Community Health within the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. The mission of NCC at the University of Minnesota is to support nutrition research and health promotion by providing state-of-the-art software and databases for assessing food and nutrient intake. NCC has developed and maintains a research-quality food and nutrient database linked to a Windows-based interview system, the Nutrition Data System for Research (NDSR). The system is designed primarily for clinical and epidemiological studies investigating relationships between diet and health and evaluating interventions to improve nutrition.

NCC is committed to the University's goal of creating a positive and inclusive campus climate by advancing equity and diversity.

The NCC is an interdisciplinary group of individuals including registered dietitians, database scientists, dietary interviewers, and a computer programmer. The Dietary Interviewer will work with the NCC Service Center team which provides a variety of nutrient analysis and data collection services to support the needs of researchers.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647)


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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