Postdoctoral Research Scholar Arizona State University (ASU)
The Center for Science, Technology and Environmental
Policy Studies (CSTEPS)
The Center for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy
Studies (CSTEPS), based in the School of Public Affairs
Arizona State University (ASU), invites applications for a
Postdoctoral Research Scholar position to begin immediately.
This is a full-time, 12-month position, (1.0 FTE),
benefits-eligible, year-to-year appointment. Renewal is possible on
an annual basis contingent upon satisfactory performance, the
continued availability of funding, and the needs of the program.
For additional information and policies regarding postdoctoral
scholars at ASU, please see http://provost.asu.edu/postdoc.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Individuals employed as
Postdoctoral Research Scholar may not hold multiple, non-benefits
eligible appointments at Arizona State University.
The successful candidate would be expected to collaborate with
CSTEPS faculty and students, conduct research, initiate new funded
research projects, and publish results via conferences, policy
documents, and academic publications. The Postdoctoral Research
Assistant will be engaged in research design, research production,
and social and professional activities. Research activities involve
development and administration of surveys and interviews,
integration and analysis of collected data, grant development and
submission, assistance with project reports and administration, and
other related activities.
The Center for Science, Technology and Environmental
Policy Studies: CSTEPS promotes collaborative research
among faculty, postdoctoral scholars, students, scientists, and
practitioners on interdisciplinary problems related to science,
technology, information and the environment. The Center places
strong emphases on conducting policy relevant empirical research
and on training new generations of policy professionals and
CSTEPS research includes topics related to international science
collaboration, scientific data exchange and governance, science
workforce, environmental policy and science communication. Please
see our current projects for more detail.
- Research project design and administration
- Oversee PhD student researchers
- Collect quantitative and qualitative data
- Data analysis and report writing
- Assist in the development of future grant applications
- Other research tasks as assigned
- Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. or expected to receive a
Ph.D. by the start of the
appointment; Ph.D. by time of appointment preferably in a
science and technology discipline or other relevant fields
including Science and Technology Policy, Science Communication,
- Ability to conduct mixed methods research with a deep
understanding of science and technology
- Experience and interest in science and technology policy,
science communication, program
evaluation, and project management.
- Strong scientific writing skills and have the skills to publish
research findings in peer-reviewed journals highly preferred and
present at national and international conferences.
- The successful candidate will have strong research,
communication, and teamwork skills.
- Demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as
well as working with in broadly diverse settings/populations.
Application Procedure: To apply, visit https://publicservice.asu.edu/content/jobs.
Candidates will be asked to submit the following through their
- Current curriculum vitae
- Letter summarizing your interest in the position, statement of
research agenda and career plans.
- Information for three references (name, title, organization,
email address, phone number). At least one reference needs to be a
current and/or past supervisor.
- Writing sample (published or unpublished) that best exemplifies
Please direct questions to Lesley Michalegko, Project
Coordinator, Center for Science, Technology and Environmental
Policy Studies (CSTEPS), School of Public Affairs, Arizona State
University, at email@example.com.
The initial application deadline is October 29, 2021,
3:00p.m. Arizona time. Applications will continue to be
accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications
in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they
were received until the position is filled.
A background check is required for employment. Arizona State
University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis
protected by law. For more information on ASU’s policies, please
see https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.
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mentoring, and developing research in ways that effectively address
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