Rise Nutrition has a 4 month project position available for a Registered Dietitian (RD). Rise Nutrition is developing a comprehensive nutrient requirement database from the available academic and scientific research that is sport and position-specific for collegiate and professional athletes. The database will be used to build fuel needs parameters as part of Rise Nutrition’s optimization algorithm and nutrition analysis software tool. A Registered Dietitian with athletics and research experience is needed to validate the database. Primary responsibilities include: 1) critical scientific review of current Company nutrient requirement data sources; 2) conduct additional scientific literature review and evaluation of high quality peer review articles to address gaps in the Company’s portfolio of information; and 3) interact with other nutrition staff at the company and within the sports nutrition industry to identify efficacious and safe health dietary recommendations for collegiate and professional athletes.
Rise Nutrition is a social enterprise start-up focused on the development of innovative nutritional tools specifically designed to assist sports teams and athletes to better understand nutrition status as a means to optimize fueling for peak performance. Rise Nutrition has a diverse interdisciplinary team with experience in nutrition, athletics, data science, research and public health. The RD contract position provides a significant opportunity to actively engage with others on the development of a disruptive technology at a company that offers flexible work.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Critically Review sources of data for sport and position-specific nutrient requirements and prepare written summaries
- Review current relevant academic and scientific research in the field of sports
- Summarize findings of literature search
- Calculate athlete’s dietary needs based on anthropometric measures and energy expenditure by sport and position
- Conduct additional nutrition research to determine nutrient needs for gaps that exist in the current database
- Engage with industry experts to determine the unique dietary needs of athletes
- Report directly to the nutrition team lead.
- Remain current on relevant academic and scientific research in the field of sports nutrition
Rise Nutrition is a diverse team with staff and volunteers working in Boston, MA; Providence, RI; Edinburgh, Scotland; El Salvador; New York; and Spain. The Boston-based team is growing rapidly and seeking new office space for the Fall 2019 in the Greater Boston area (office location TBD). This position will interact directly with the nutrition team lead and nutrition research specialists, conversations with the software development and data science teams will be common as well. Local travel in the Boston and New England area will occasionally be necessary, international travel is possible but not required for the position.
This position will report directly to the nutrition team lead.
Qualifications and Skills:
A Bachelor’s degree in clinical nutrition, food and nutrition, or a related area, granted from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. Master’s degree in nutrition or exercise physiology preferred. Completion of a didactic program in dietetics and supervised practice program approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association. Minimum of 2 years experience in nutrition counseling, or nutrition research, preferably with emphasis on sports nutrition.
Must be certified Registered Dietitian with active registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; Certification/Licensure as required by state of practice. Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) preferred.
- Developed research skills and the ability to search information and determine its scientific validity
- Strong writing and communication skills
- Experience applying concepts of medical nutrition therapy
- Experience with interviewing and education techniques related to nutrition
- Ability to determine nutritional needs from anthropometric measures
- Self-motivation and ability to work independently
- Ability to collaborate with diverse teams and communicate nutrition concepts to stakeholders outside the nutrition profession
- Efficient time-management skills
- Organized and able to keep careful records of data and sources
- Knowledge of complementary medicine, ergogenic aids, and nutritional supplements, including herbal supplements
- Highly experienced in nutrient analysis
- Competent in Word and Excel
- Compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
- Knowledge of rules and regulations of athletic governing bodies: the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), regarding banned drugs and restricted substances
- Knowledge of measurements of resting metabolic rate, energy expenditure, VO2max, and lactate threshold
- Knowledge of food service quality and safety procedures.
- Experience in collegiate or professional athletics preferred
- Ability to meet deadlines
- Willingness to adjust work priorities to meet team goals