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Registered Dietician

Job ID 1847 Date posted 08/23/2019


Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.



Brookhaven National Laboratory's Occupational Medicine Clinic is staffed by physicians, a nurse practitioner, nurses, clinical lab and admin support personnel.  The Clinic provides comprehensive occupational medicine services to all Laboratory employees, as well as wellness programs to promote the health, well-being, and productivity of its employees, including its public safety officers-- firefighters and police, so that they can perform their vital services safely and effectively.



In this unique assignment, the Registered Dietician will provide individual one-on-one consultations and group presentations and demonstrations to firefighters at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) for improved health and fitness, for weight management, control of blood lipids (cholesterol, triglycerides), control of blood pressure and for prevention and management of pre-diabetes and diabetes.  The dietician will work collaboratively with BNL's exercise physiologist to deliver a comprehensive Health-Related Fitness Program for firefighters in accordance with relevant standards and best practices, will track the progress of firefighters in meeting their nutritional and weight management goals, and periodically present summary statistics and trending to the Managers of BNL's Wellness Program.

As required, you may also provide dietary consultations to other BNL employees to help promote their health, as well as presentations and demonstrations to groups of employees.

Note that this is a part-time per diem position (~4hrs/wk).



Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a licensed Registered Dietician in the state of New York (“Certified Dietician Nutritionist” (NYS) or "Registered Dietician Nutritionist" ("RDN"-- USA).
  • Must have at least 3 years' full-time, contemporary experience with counseling clients with weight management, cardiovascular/hypertension, elevated cholesterol, diabetes, and digestive disorders
  • Must have excellent communication skills-- one-on-one counseling and group presentations and demonstrations.
  • Must have the ability to provide written reports-- skills with spreadsheets, summary statistics and report writing.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior work with public safety officers (military, fire, police) or other employee groups/work in an employment setting


We invite you to consider Brookhaven National Laboratory for employment. To be considered for this position, please apply online at BNL Careers and enter the job title into the Keyword Search.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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