The Center for Science in the Public
Interest (CSPI) is a non-profit consumer organization conducting innovative
programs in nutrition, alcohol policy, and food safety. CSPI publishes
Nutrition Action Healthletter, the nation's
largest-circulation health newsletter. CSPI strives to provide useful,
impartial information to the public, represent citizens' interests before
legislative, regulatory, and judicial bodies, and ensure that advances in
science are used for the public's good. CSPI is supported by its 850,000
subscribers to Nutrition Action Healthletter and
The Staff Scientist identifies critical issues concerning diet and health,
evaluates studies, writes articles for Nutrition Action Healthletter
(NAH), and participates in efforts to influence government and corporate
activities. This position reports to the Director of Nutrition. Essential Duties and
scientific literature and gather information and opinions from
authorities and organizations.
compelling article ideas and draft articles for NAH.
as media spokesperson on food and nutrition issues.
as information resource on food and nutrition matters to CSPI members,
staff and general public.
in preparing comments on Federal Register notices, and writing formal
Executive Director with evaluating scientific issues and literature.
in CSPI’s advocacy and educational mission; and public interest
doctoral or M.S. degree in nutrition, epidemiology, or public health
(diet and health focus), is required, and ideally several years’
experience in evaluating research on diet and health.
communication skills with the ability to speak effectively to
colleagues about on-going projects; interview scientists to gather
data; and serve as media spokesperson on diet and health issues.
organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple
priorities and frequent deadlines.
proficiency with MS Office applications and database programs, with an
emphasis on Word and Excel; and experience with Internet-based
research tools, specifically Nexis and
Salary is commensurate with experience.
CSPI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package along with a
healthy working environment. Please send your application materials, which
should include a cover letter, résumé, and samples of research and writing
for the lay public, to the email or postal address provided.
CSPI is an equal opportunity employer.
Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
For updated information on this or other openings, visit: Jobs at CSPI