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, benefited contract position.
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.
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 degree 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 language
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