re-Engineered is looking for a postdoctoral research fellow to expand Project Confluence
Annual salary: Approximately $47,000 (over 12 months) + benefits, per year
Location: Tempe (and possibly Phoenix), AZ
Start date: July 15, 2019, or as soon as possible
Duration: 12 months, and renewable for up to one additional year, contingent upon satisfactory performance and lab needs
Description: The postdoctoral fellow will build on the foundations of Project Confluence (https://www.reengineered.org/projectconfluence) to
continue a nation-wide survey of energy, environmental, and climate justice groups on their technological capacities and needs;
increase the collaborative capacity between community groups, engineers, and scientists; and
reduce barriers to entry for engineers and scientists to doing community-based work.
This position will include conducting research, project design, building collaboration platforms, relationship building with key stakeholders, and project management. Outputs will include publications in journals and mass media; grant applications; and blogs, vlogs, and audio pieces. There could also be opportunities for other innovative output development (like art) given progress.
PhD in social sciences, engineering, physical sciences, or environmental sciences completed or expected by July 15, 2019
At least a bachelor’s or master’s degree and training in engineering, physical sciences, or environmental sciences
Experience with social science research methods, including survey research, in-depth interviews, qualitative data analysis, and/or statistical analysis
Experience working with diverse stakeholder groups including community groups, government officials, policymakers, non-profit groups, etc.
Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching
Fluency in written and spoken English
Desired qualifications: In addition to the above,
Experience working on interdisciplinary teams
Fluency in Spanish
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