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#TP123273 Dietitian Specialist

Filing Deadline: Fri 6/16/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

Position available through UCSD Temporary Employment Services (TES). Employment through TES is an excellent way to gain valuable UCSD experience and get your foot in the door for career positions. TES employment includes medical coverage, paid vacation & sick time, paid holidays, as well as training and development opportunities!


TES is searching for a Dietitian Specialist to provide guidance and direction to Dietitians, Dietetic technicians, and to mentor Dietetic interns and students.

Through experience in integrative nutrition, holistic health, functional nutrition, and/or natural medicine, this position will serve as an expert-level Dietitian for a large specialized area within UC San Diego.

The Dietitian Specialist will be assigned full research, professional and administrative responsibility for a large dietary program. By applying professional knowledge in scientific nutrition, the Dietitian Specialist will act as first assistant to the Chief of Medical Nutrition and will have operational responsibility for integrative nutrition research, one-on-one nutrition services, and group nutrition classes. This position will also function in an academic setting, teaching and conducting research to enhance clinical nutrition services.

This position will serve as a designated nutrition and diet specialist for nutrition research projects and clinical care.

This position will have a hybrid work arrangement.


  • Licensed Registered Dietitian in the state of California.

  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

  • One (1) to Five (5) years of relevant experience.

  • Master's degree in a relevant field preferred.


A background check is required.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $59,700 - $124,300 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $28.59 - $59.53

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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