Two Assistant Research Scientists

Annapolis, Maryland
Commensurate with experience
Nov 12, 2018
Dec 17, 2018
Research, Science
Full Time

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) seeks applications for two Assistant Research Scientist positions. These are research faculty positions through the University of Maryland.  Successful candidates will be located at SESYNC’s facilities in Annapolis, MD.  Each will contribute to leading, planning, organizing and managing SESYNC programs and activities primarily but not exclusively targeting young scholars.  The persons hired will contribute to the development of skills and capacities to undertake original socio-environmental team synthesis research.  Positions are non-tenure track for one year and are renewable contingent on continued grant funding for the center. 


  • Ph.D. in relevant discipline;
  • Research interest or experience focused on the complex interactions between humans and the environment;
  • Deep understanding of interdisciplinary team science;
  • Strong interpersonal and speaking skills;
  • Strong organization skills and the ability to initiate and manage multiple and diverse projects or activities;
  • Demonstrated ability to work both as a productive member of a team and independently to deliver outcomes in a timely manner.

Preferences: Postdoctoral or work experience post PhD.  Ideal candidates will have: helped contribute to higher education interdisciplinary curricula and/or programs designed to engage early career researchers/learners; R Programming skills and/or experience with advanced qualitative data analysis; management/administrative experience in research based programs; science outreach/communications experience (i.e., creating/editing films, designing brochures, developing science stories). Experience facilitating groups is a plus.

How to Apply:  Submit a cover letter describing unique qualifications for position, resume, and names of three professional references as a single PDF. Apply by 5pm ET on November 27, 2018 for best consideration.

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