Job Opportunities

The UC Davis Nutrition Department is recruiting for the following positions:

  • Junior Specialist/Assistant Specialist - - WHNRC Exercise Physiologist
    Review Date: 6/19/2023
    The position of Junior Specialist/Assistant Specialist has a focus in a specialized area and provides technical or specialized expertise in the planning and execution of a research project. The Junior Specialist/Assistant Specialist stays apprised of the research area and maintains technical competence in the designated area(s) of specialization. The role of this position is to provide specialized expertise in human physiology for the USDA, ARS, WHNRC (Western Human Nutrition Research Center) located on the UC Davis campus. The Junior Specialist/Assistant Specialist is actively and significantly engaged in research involving measurements of body composition, metabolic rate, muscle strength and physical activity on human research volunteers. The physiologist is responsible for carrying out standard operating procedures, collecting and processing research data, conducting and analyzing quality assurance and quality control procedures, and maintaining equipment and inventory. The Junior Specialist/Assistant Specialist will have the opportunity to have creative input into the design of and selection of tests to meet the study objectives. The focus of the research is whether achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight should be the key health promoting recommendation of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). Additionally, the research aims to understand whether consuming a nutrient dense diet, per the DGA, enhances cardiometabolic benefits of achieving a healthy body weight.
  • UC Davis Nutrition Department Teaching Assistant and Graduate Reader Application (2023-24)
    Priority deadline is June 5th, 2023, but applications will continue to be reviewed on a space available basis.
    Must be full-time enrolled UC Davis graduate students. 
    Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. 
    Good academic standing; not on Academic Probation. 
    May work 15 academic quarters in teaching titles.   Student employment is limited to 50% time during the academic quarter. On a case-by-case basis US Citizen and permanent resident students may work up to a maximum of 75% during the academic quarter without an exception. Students may work more than half time between quarters (including summer) without an exception. 

    Must provide evidence of employment eligibility (US Citizen, lawful Permanent Resident, eligible Visa status (J1, F1), Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA))