Research Scientist

Job Description

The Research Scientist will help to develop and complete an economic impact assessment of the Virginia seafood industry in partnership with the Virginia Marine Products Board. This will be done through the use of IMPLAN modelling software and an analysis by parts approach. The position will also develop and maintain working relationships with key industry and agency stakeholders in the furtherance of the overall objective. The Research Scientist will work collaboratively within the research and extension program at the Virginia Seafood AREC, other ARECs, departments, and colleges within the Virginia Tech system. The position will be located at the VSAREC in Hampton Virginia. This is a two-year position, with the possibility for extension, contingent upon future grant funding.

Required Qualifications

Doctoral degree in agricultural or applied economics or related field. Demonstrated experience with economic impact assessment and IMPLAN software. Demonstrated experience with data collection through surveys. Must already be able to work legally in the US.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated success in securing grant funding, as well as peer reviewed publications. Demonstrated knowledge and research experience in fisheries or aquaculture. Demonstrated experience with the analysis by parts methodology in IMPLAN. Demonstrated knowledge and research of food supply chains.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

September 28, 2020

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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Advertised: September 10, 2020
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