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Job: Postdoctoral Scholar in Consumer Preferences for Cultivated Meats, Tufts University, Boston, MA, United States


Advertiser's description (via the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University)

We are seeking an outstanding candidate to conduct in the areas of consumer preferences for cultivated meats and related products, as well as on topics of sustainable diets. The postdoctoral fellow will work with two inter-related teams, one which is supported by the United States Department of Agriculture on the use of cellular agriculture, and another transdisciplinary effort focused on addressing major gaps in sustainable diets research and policy. 

The Postdoctoral Scholar has a unique opportunity to work with our interdisciplinary team to develop and implement methods for comparing expert and consumer priorities regarding cultivated meats and also broader issues of sustainable diets and acceptance of new food technologies. Overall, the Postdoctoral Scholar will work with a transdisciplinary team, including biomedical engineers, food scientists, nutrition epidemiologists, environmental impact modelers, and economists, and will be part of a cohort of postdoctoral scholars based at the Friedman School working on sustainable diets. Key responsibilities of the Postdoctoral Scholar will include:

  • Designing and collecting primary data through expert elicitation (e.g., Delphi methods) and consumer surveys and experiments (e.g., best-worst scaling, discrete choice experiments)
  • Contributing economic components to evidence synthesis activities and integrated models of dietary choices and impacts
  • Conducting data analysis, evaluation, and interpretation of statistical results
  • Developing grant proposals to support research efforts
  • Developing peer-reviewed publications, and abstracts for presenting research findings internally and at scientific meetings
  • Synthesizing findings to support research efforts
  • Supervising graduate student and intern projects

Read more here. Applications are accepted until 30 June 2022.