East Tennessee State University Pediatrics Department seeks a well-qualified clinical metabolic dietician. The academic rank of the instructor (clinical track) will be determined by the credentials and experience of the candidate. This position is housed within the Department of Pediatrics. Remote work options will be considered. This position is contingent upon outside funding.
Management of rare genetic disorders that require special dietary restrictions and/or formula. (PKU, Galactosemia, MSUD, Organic acidemias, Fatty acid oxidation disorders (use of MCT oil), glycogen storage disorders, and other disorders that may use uncooked cornstarch as management, mitochondrial disorders (That will likely need consideration for ketogenic diet) among others. (Disorders involving insulin metabolism are excluded (ie Diabetes).
Willingness to connect with other dietary professionals regionally and nationally participating in educational meetings. (Genetic Metabolic Dietitians International)
Opportunities for research. Periodic review of existing guidelines pertaining to the above.
Communication with the pharmaceutical industry to provide ongoing feedback about the products. Being able to communicate about possible alternatives and substitutes if the current formula is not tolerated
Communication with the regional newborn screening program. Dietary management will likely be a feedback item for the state program.
Applicants must apply through eJobs at https://jobs.etsu.edu. For additional information, contact Alvaro Serrano MD, Chief of Clinical Genetics Division, Email: email@example.com or Dawn Tuell, Professor and Chair, ETSU Pediatrics, Box 70578, Johnson City, TN37614. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 423-439-6222; F: 423-439-8066.
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Job Category: College of Medicine Faculty
Registered dietician degree.
Prior experience in basic dietary management. Calculation of caloric requirements and carbohydrate, protein, and fat content.
Willingness to attend meetings to improve knowledge and network with other dietary professionals.
Founded in 1911 (as East Tennessee State Normal School), East Tennessee State University serves over 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ETSU has eleven colleges and schools, including health sciences, liberal arts, education and business & technology. ETSU is centered on a warm and friendly residential campus nestled in the secure and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Tennessee. As part of the ETSU community, you will enjoy all the region has to offer, including snow-skiing, various festivals, numerous golf courses and lakes, popular national and state parks, whitewater rafting, the Appalachian Trail, and much more.