Graduate/Post-Graduate Researcher in Interdisciplinary Science-in- Society Projects

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This position aims to assist the conduction of interdisciplinary research that connects science, innovation, and society. Highly motivated candidates who can work both independently and with diverse research teams are sought to assist in the conduction of research activities related to i) understanding and communicating stakeholder needs and perceptions of new
technologies used in food and agricultural sectors within the state of North Carolina, and ii) identifying and evaluating emerging contaminants and topics of concern pertaining to environmental health and risk assessment. Applicants will be expected to assist in
conducting qualitative research related to stakeholder needs and perceptions of new
technologies, including assisting with interviews and surveys, as well as assist in the preparation of outreach materials. Applications will also conduct literature reviews as well as assist in stakeholder interviews and questionnaires pertaining to emerging environmental health and risk topics of concern. Assisting with the development of peer-reviewed publications and presentations will also be possible.

The Department of Applied Ecology at NC State is strongly committed to enhancing our
diversity, inclusion, and equity practices. Women and individuals from historically
underrepresented groups and backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Raleigh, NC


Applied Ecology

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Graduate/Post-Graduate Researcher in Interdisciplinary Science-in- Society Projects

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5-8/hrs per week, Remotely

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Minimum Experience/Education:

-M.S. in natural sciences, social sciences, and/or communications, with experience in conducting interdisciplinary research and/or communicating with diverse stakeholder groups.

Department Required Skills:

-Applicants must be able to assist with conduction of research activities, including the conduction of literature reviews and synthesize findings across diverse studies
-Must have the ability to communicate findings to diverse stakeholder groups
-Must be able to assist in the development of stakeholder interviews, surveys, and questionnaires
-Must be able to work independently and across diverse teams

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:

-MS in natural sciences, social sciences, and/or communications, with 2 or more years of experience in conducting interdisciplinary research and/or communicating with diverse stakeholder groups; OR PhD in natural sciences, social sciences, and/or communications involving interdisciplinary research teams.

Required License or Certification:

-Preferences will be given to applicants who have demonstrated interdisciplinary
research skills that span across natural sciences, social sciences, and communications, and have previously worked in connecting science-and-society in the development of emerging technologies across teams.
-Preferences will also be given to applications who have demonstrated capacity to navigate the landscape of emerging environmental contaminants
and risks of concern.

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Anticipated Hiring Range:

$18-$23 (dependent on Education and Experience)

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NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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Posted: 11/17/2020
Application Due: 1/16/2021
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