Research Communications Specialist

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA


Posted: 27-Apr-24

Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Salary: Open

Internal Number: 279114

Vacancy ID: P019008

Position Summary/Description:

As a member of the Global Food Research Program (GFRP) team, the Research Communications Specialist will work on developing and maintaining GFRP's library of research resources, which are used regularly by scholars, policy advocates, and policymakers worldwide. These resources include: fact sheets, policy briefs, maps, and other research collateral highlighting evidence for food- and health-related policies around the world. The Research Communications Specialist must be able to identify and interpret policy legislation (including taxation, labeling, marketing, school food environment, and other food policy regulations) and remain abreast of policy details such as amendments, implementation timelines, and nutrient profile models used. 
Responsibilities for this role will also include the preparation of publication manuscripts, reports, graphs, charts, infographics, and other informational materials. A critical piece of GFRP's research and evaluation work is dissemination of research findings to stakeholders. As needed, this position will also assist with the creation or production of research presentations, website content, and other research translation materials required to clearly convey and disseminate these findings.
The individual in this role will also handle requests for data from one of GFRP's sources of global food systems information. This includes generating annual reports on food supply data for research partner countries; providing support for research projects requesting data downloads; and staying abreast of and relaying any platform or food categorization updates. 
The Research Communications Specialist will be expected to periodically communicate and collaborate with colleagues at GFRP's global partner research institutions and with advocacy partner organizations in the U.S. and globally.
This position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in a discipline related to the field assigned and one year of related training or experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

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