Postdoctoral research on Chronic Wasting Disease socila science in Washington

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Location: Seattle, WASHINGTON
Deadline: 20 Apr 2022

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University of Washington/WACFWRU/WDFW
Seattle, WA
Job Category
Post Doctoral Appointments
$61,688/year with a competitive benefits package
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Last Date to Apply
Our group is excited to announce a postdoctoral research opportunity to study the human dimensions of chronic wasting disease (CWD) management in Washington State. This research will be based in Seattle, WA. The postdoc will join a research group that consists of faculty at the University of Washington and researchers and managers with the USGS Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. We are seeking an enthusiastic and organized researcher with a Ph.D. in environmental social science to lead this research. Candidates for this position should have experience conducting both focal interviews and large-scale surveys, and the desire to publish reports and peer-reviewed journal articles. Experience with management, outreach, and education preferred. This position is currently offered as a one year position, but there is opportunity for extension based on availability of funding. The position will be located in Seattle, WA. Salary will be $61,688/year with a competitive benefits package. Interested candidates should email an application to Dr. Alex McInturff ( by April 20, 2022, with an ASAP start date preferred but negotiable. The document below contains additional position details and application instructions. For more information, please see the attached position description Sincerely, Alex McInturff
MINIUMUM REQUIREMENTS: 1. Ph.D. in environmental social science or a related field. 2. Experience conducting research with diverse stakeholder groups. 3. Demonstrated proficiency in both qualitative and quantitative social science methods. 4. Demonstrated desire and proven ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals. 5. Excellent written and personal communication skills. 6. The ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and the ability to meet deadlines. DESIRED ABILITIES: Competitive candidates will have a strong background in environmental social science, especially in developing and conducting both focal interviews and large-scale digital, mail, and/or phone surveys. Experience in research on CWD, hunters and hunting, or wildlife management is preferred. Additional experience in science communication, outreach, and education will also be an asset for this research. We seek a motivated scholar who is interested in the unique opportunity to contribute to scholarship, management, and outreach and education.
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