Research Associate

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA

Posting Information

Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Department UNC Inst for the Environment-635200
Working Title Research Associate
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Position Posting Category Research Professionals
Salary Range Dependent on Experience or/and Qualifications.
Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent
Hours per Week 40
Vacancy ID NF0004293
Position ID 01001528
Posting Open Date 02/05/2020
Application Deadline 02/24/2020
Open Until Filled No
Proposed Start Date 03/16/2020
Position Summary

The UNC Institute for the Environment has a three-part mission:
(1) To strengthen environmental research capacity across UNC by supporting a multi-disciplinary community of scholars that enhances collaboration, increases sharing of knowledge, and identifies solutions to the world’s critical environmental problems.
(2) To work in partnership across UNC and with external partners to coordinate and deliver 21st century educational programs that provide students with the experience and skills to thrive in a growing global economy.
(3)To put new environmental knowledge into action by engaging and serving communities, here in North Carolina and around the world.

The Research Associate is a permanent position in the Center for Public Engagement with Science (CPES), the informal science education and community engagement unit of the UNC Institute for the Environment (IE).

This position will be responsible for designing, implementing, and funding environmental science or environmental health programming, based on research conducted within UNC IE and other multi-investigator environmental research centers at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Tasks include, but are not limited to:

-Design, implement and evaluate educational programming for public health professionals and formal/informal educators on topics ranging from childhood lead poisoning prevention to water resources;
-Manage research translation and science communication for a multi-investigator research center focused on how toxic metals affect human health; and
-Manage undergraduate internship program, placing up to 20 students in environmental internships each semester.

This position may require some weekend and evening work and the ability to travel regionally and/or nationally to implement programming.

Educational Requirements

Master’s degree in environmental science, environmental health, or related discipline required. Prefer undergraduate degree in environmental science or environmental health. Certification or coursework in GIS also desired.

Qualifications and Experience

This position requires at least four (4) years of employment experience designing and conducting environmental science or environmental health education activities with public health professionals and community audiences. Experience managing an undergraduate internship program also is required.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

-Experience conducting environmental science or environmental health research, including analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
-Experience evaluating project outcomes and summarizing for publication.
-Excellent communication skills, including experience with ArcGIS/ArcGIS Pro/ArcGIS, WordPress, and Adobe Creative Suite.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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Department Contact Name and Title Gabriela Hernandez; HR Specialist
Department Contact Telephone or Email 919-445-9696
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