Postdoc Specializing in Interdisciplinary Risk Sciences
Seeking highly motivated candidates for a postdoc position at NC State University within interdisciplinary risk sciences, risk governance, stakeholder engagement, and responsible innovation. The ideal candidate for this role is familiar with best practices in risk governance and risk evaluations and is interested in working with stakeholders at the state and national levels.
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 communication.
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 in early 2022, with the possibility for extending with demonstrated progress and achievements made during the first year.
Required Skills: PhD in isk sciences, Science, Technology & Society (STS), 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 initiatives, actively communicate, be able to write manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, and meet deadlines.
Preferred Skills: Familiarity with risk sciences, risk governance, and responsible research and innovation literature, as well as interest or experience in community outreach and education.
For further details: Potential applicants are encouraged to send a CV, 3 references, writing samples (e.g. publications), and a 1-page personal statement that describes your motivations and goals for the postdoctoral position to Dr. Khara Grieger (firstname.lastname@example.org), as soon as possible and no later than February 1, 2021. The applicant should also submit their application through NC State, here: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/154298.
Applicants may find information about the Interdisciplinary Risk Sciences Program at: https://risksciences.wordpress.ncsu.edu/
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.