Research Associate

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 11, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Research Associate will help to develop and complete an assessment of the research and extension activities funded by the North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC). This will be done through a review of literature, project reports, and other documents related to the research and extension outputs developed by NCRAC funded projects. In addition, a web-based survey will be conducted with aquaculture producers within the NCRAC region to determine which research and extension programs were beneficial to industry. The Research Associate 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 one-year position, and may be extended subject to receipt of future funding.

Required Qualifications

Masters degree in agricultural or applied economics or related field. Experience with economic impact estimation using IMPLAN software. Demonstrated experience with data collection through surveys.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated knowledge and research experience in fisheries or aquaculture. Demonstrated experience or academic coursework in research impact evaluation or program evaluation. Demonstrated knowledge and research of North Central Region aquaculture. Demonstrated experience with data collection through web-based surveys (Qualtrics, or similar).

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

January 4, 2021

Additional Information

Unable to sponsor work visas

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

Moderate to heavy lifting (25+lbs)

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.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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Advertised: December 11, 2020
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