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Program Manager – Nutrition Epidemiology

Location: New York, NY

Department: Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

The New York Academy of Sciences is an independent, not-for-profit organization that since 1817 has been committed to advancing science, technology, and society worldwide. With more than 20,000 members in 100 countries around the world, the Academy is creating a global community of science for the benefit of humanity. The Academy's core mission is to advance scientific knowledge, positively impact the major global challenges of society with science-based solutions, and increase the number of scientifically informed individuals in society at large. Please visit us online at www.nyas.org.


The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences (The Sackler Institute/ the Academy) was created by a founding gift from The Mortimer D. Sackler Foundation to spearhead a global effort to systematically and comprehensively address the critical global crisis in malnutrition, including obesity, under-nutrition and nutritional deficiencies. The Sackler Institute has collaborated with the World Health Organization to launch an initiative to develop and activate a global agenda for nutrition science research. Additionally, it works with academic institutions, non-profit organizations, government bodies, and corporations   to convene scientists and experts that highlight advances in nutrition science; stimulate research by issuing grants and prizes to a worldwide network of researchers; and disseminate key ideas through publications. The Sackler Institute generates a coordinated network across sectors, disciplines, and geographies that promotes open communication; encourages exchange of information and resources; nurtures the next generation of scientists; and affects community intervention and public policy changes.


JOB TITLE: Program Manager – Nutrition Epidemiology


DEPARTMENT: The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science


REPORTS TO: Director, Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science



As a 501(c) (3) charity organization, the Academy seeks philanthropic support to carry out its mission and ensure that the institution has the resources, talent, and ability to deliver them. As a member of the The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science, the Program Manager will assist in steering diverse scientific projects. This is a unique opportunity for a person with excellent writing and interpersonal skills and a passion for nutrition science.



  • Supports and facilitates working groups/task forces engaged in research (data analysis, program & policy delivery, acting as a project liaison between the Sackler Institute and experts, consultants, and if applicable, the donor agency
  • Develops background scientific documentation using literature review and publicly available databases in relations to nutrition topics of interests with a focus on nutritional epidemiology
  • Identifies and solicits experts to join Scientific Organizing Committees and Technical Advisory Committees tasked with providing expertise to the Institute, and build a solid, professional relationship with these experts
  • Provide information update and proactively research information and data related to the activities under his/her responsibility
  • Manage the development of scientific convening from beginning through completion, including facilitating discussions of the Committees, helping craft a well-balanced and relevant scientific agenda; working with Academy’s support team on logistics, audio-visual set up, and communication



  • Monitor, compile and consolidate information in nutrition science and policy related to the mission of the Institute.
  • Occasionally compile and analyze scientific data for presentations to Working Group members and Board Committee members, reports, and articles.
  • In collaboration with the Development department, write grants and reports.
  • Work across programs of the Academy including Conference Center, Development, Communication, Marketing, and Annals.
  • Manage the dissemination of project outputs through post-meeting reports and manuscript for peer-review if applicable.



  • PhD and at least 2 year post-doctoral experience in the field of Nutrition with significant focus on nutritional epidemiology or Master of Science in epidemiology with a nutrition focus and 5 year experience in scientific settings
  • Ability to conduct and summarize literature reviews.
  • Competence in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and across sector with scientists from diverse locations.
  • Interest and fluency in the multiple aspects that relate to nutrition science beyond epidemiology, e.g. policy development, technological innovation, structure of the food systems, public health.
  • Strong capacity to translate scientific ideas and concepts into concrete activities
  • Demonstrated ability to write in a clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive manner (writing samples will be requested).
  • Excellent oral communication skills, as well as strong editing and proofreading skills, with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage projects from start to finish, multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines in both collaborative and independent settings.
  • Work and experience in low and middle income countries a plus
  • Interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to interact with high level global experts and executive level leaders.
  • Strong commitment to rigorous and ethical scientific approach in all aspects of the job.





The Academy operates during standard business hours Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm. Standard work week is 35 hours, unless otherwise noted.




This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.

This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filling cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.

Occasional travel may be necessary.



The New York Academy of Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer, adhering to the laws which prohibit discrimination in the terms, conditions and privileges of employment.  Academy policy expressly prohibits discrimination in employment because of any legally impermissible classification, including but not limited to actual or perceived race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package to both full-time and part-time staff that includes affordable health care insurance, tuition reimbursement, retirement plan, and liberal vacation time and holiday schedule.



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