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This is a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the areas of Policy Analysis, Public Policy, Public Administration, and Social Behavior, that will focus on generating academic publications based on quantitative survey data related to a diverse set of substantive policy areas. This position will directly support ongoing research projects as assigned by the Director of the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy. These projects are expected to include currently funded projects concerning resilience to urban flooding, and emerging technologies such as gene drives and wearable medical devices, and their related governance systems and regulatory regimes. Previous funded projects still being analyzed include water-energy-food nexus, climate change, and energy policy using national, representative public opinion surveys.
Ph.D. in a social science discipline. Alternative degree fields that link to substantive policy areas listed above may be acceptable with demonstrated ability to link to policy issues and application of appropriate research methods.
If the degree had not been conferred at the time applicant applied for a postdoc position, a letter needs to be attached from the school's official Graduate Office and/or Registrar's Office certifying that all requirements for the degree have been met and stating the degree conferral date.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated thorough knowledge of statistical research methods and analysis of data using a variety of multivariate and multilevel techniques.
The successful candidate must be willing and able to work in a collaborative, team-based, multidisciplinary environment.
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Other Requirements or Other Factors
This is a full-time staff position, with a typical workday schedule of 8:00am to 5:00pm in the office space provided.
The anticipated hire date is March 2019 pending proof of degree within 90 days.
Experience with analyzing data from public opinion surveys is preferred.
Participate in preparation of scholarly publications, presentations, and research reports based on appropriate application of theories and analysis of the research data.
Contribute to the design of the research including stakeholder identification and survey development.
As needed, assist in data collection, coding of data, and maintain research records and databases.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Important Note:We strongly encourage you to upload a Cover Letter of Application (Please include information about research and career interests in the letter), Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Research and Career Interests, Writing Samples, and Contact Information for Three (3) Professional References.
Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.
Internal Number: R-016493
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