Applications for the following are encouraged until April 7, 2006.
The Centre for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), with offices in
Ottawa and Washington, D.C., is a health advocacy organization focusing
on nutrition policy and food safety. CSPI provides valuable, objective
health information to the public; represents citizens' interests before
legislative and regulatory bodies; and encourages advances in science
to be used for the public's good. CSPI's Ottawa advocacy is funded by
the 100,000 subscribers to the Canadian edition of Nutrition Action
Healthletter (another 800,000 subscribers and foundation grants fund
CSPI's U.S. activities). CSPI does not accept funding from government
CSPI is seeking a national health policy researcher/advocate in Ottawa
for a one-year consultant agreement with possibility of
renewal--subject to the availability of funding. The consultant will
conduct public policy research related to food and other health-related
products and issues, write reports, organize one or more conferences,
organize advocacy campaigns involving coalition NGOs and CSPI's
members, and help conduct some foundation fund-raising. This is a
unique opportunity to improve the public's health at the national level.
Applicants should have at least three to five years of public interest
research or advocacy experience with the federal or provincial
government or nonprofit organizations. An advanced university degree in
public policy, health, medicine, nutrition or law is required. The
candidate should possess strong research, writing, and public speaking
skills as well as some training in multivariate statistical analysis.
Candidates who are fluent in both official languages are preferred.
Members of equity groups are encouraged to apply.
CSPI's office is located on Carleton University campus in Ottawa,
however, the organization will consider retaining consultants in
Toronto, Montreal or other Canadian cities. Salary is commensurate with
experience. Send a cover letter and résumé by e-mail only to
Centre for Science in the Public Interest
Suite 4550 CTTC Bldg.
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5R1
Specify the following in the subject line of e-mail: Attn: Researcher/Advocate Position
For further information, see http://www.cspinet.org/canada.
CSPI is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and
persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Position is open