Diets high in energy, saturated fat, added sugars and salt are contributing to increasing incidences of non-communicable diseases. The George Institute's Food Policy team works to address this issue by undertaking research and advocacy in relation to the food supply including monitoring the composition of foods. As part of this, it established a branded food composition database to monitor the sodium content of foods which has since been broadened to monitor other nutrients. In 2012 a smartphone application using this database was developed and launched in Australia. The aim of FoodSwitch is to continually capture product data and in return provide consumers with access to easy-to-understand nutritional information about packaged and processed foods.
The Food Policy is therefore seeking full-time casual administration assistants to assist in the collection and maintenance of this data, for an expected period of upto 2 months.
Duties and Key Responsibilities
Collect data from nutritional information panels of food products in supermarkets
Upload data to George Institute Branded Food Database
Update existing data on database where required
Food product name and barcode matching, checking and validation
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel
Good attention to detail and strong focus on quality of work.
Interest or experience in Dietetics or research would be desirable
Experience working with Google sheets would be advantageous
Experience working with statistical programs would be desirable
To apply, please forward your application to firstname.lastname@example.org and note FoodSwitch Administration Assistants in the subject line.
Applications close 20 September 2016. We will be reviewing applications as they are received, so apply now!
The George Institute is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders; people who identify as GLBTI; mature-aged adults and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.