Posting Number PG190532PD
Position Number 00108782
Position Type Post Doc
Department ID 112101 - Applied Ecology
Department 112101 - Applied Ecology
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties
The Department of Applied Ecology is seeking highly motivated candidates for 1
or 2 postdoctoral research positions to join an interdisciplinary research
team with a focus on risk sciences, risk governance, and responsible
innovation in food and agriculture. The ideal candidate for this role is
familiar with best practices in risk evaluations, intersections between
natural sciences, engineering, and social sciences, and is interested in
working with stakeholders including NC State Extension agents across North
The primary responsibilities for this role are to: (1) conduct risk
screening and evaluation of potential environmental, health, and societal
impacts of emerging risks, including new contaminants, advanced materials
and/or technologies used in food and agriculture; and (2) engage
stakeholders, including members of NC State Cooperative Extension Service, to
understand concerns and priorities with respect to environmental health and
risk, and address those needs through further research, publication, and
The postdoc would be expected to develop diverse outputs from this research
and engagement work, by leading the development of 1-2 manuscripts within the
first year. Additionally, the postdoc will lead and assist in the development
of relevant Cooperative Extension publications (such as reports, online
materials, and other media that can help communicate complex environmental
risks to NC Cooperative Extension agents and local communities). The postdoc
will be expected to assist in the development of proposals to seek external
funding, and have opportunities to present at conferences and participate in
local research communities.
One year of funding is available from approximately October 1, 2021, with
the possibility for extending with demonstrated progress and achievements made
during the first year.
Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
Department Required Skills
PhD in risk sciences, environmental engineering, natural sciences,
biology, or other STEM-related fields, with strong research, analytical,
and communication skills.
The postdoc must be able to work independently, take initiative, actively
communicate, be able to write manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, and
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
Familiarity with risk sciences, risk governance, and responsible research
and innovation literature, as well as interest or experience in community
outreach and education.
Required License or Certification
Valid NC Driver's License required? No
Commercial Driver's License Required? No
Anticipated Hiring Range $47,000
If you anticipate multiple hires from this search, please indicate how many
Job Open Date 09/09/2021
Quick Link https: // jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/149548
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Do you have, or will you have by the start date, a PhD in risk sciences, environmental engineering, natural sciences, biology, or other STEM-related fields, with strong research, analytical, and communication skills?
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