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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Communicating Science - William & Mary

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Extended deadline: February 15, 2019

Gloucester, VA

Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) and the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science (Alda Center) at Stony Brook University are excited to announce a joint Postdoctoral Associate in Communicating Science position, with an emphasis on climate change and resilience in coastal communities. Located in the VASG office at William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point, VA, the Postdoctoral Associate will collaborate closely with the Alda Center, VASG faculty, and staff while periodically traveling to Stony Brook, NY. The Postdoctoral Associate will conduct research as well as design, test, and deliver training in the Virginia and mid-Atlantic regions. The position is a two-year term, renewable for up to three years. 

This Postdoctoral position is designed to advance science communication research. The opening will help create new training modules - training the next generation of coastal and marine scientists, engineers, designers, lawyers, planners and other technical specialists towards communicating with policy and management decision-makers, stakeholders, citizens. This Postdoctoral Associate will focus on the areas of resilience, climate change communication, and developing research projects designed to advance the Alda Center’s science communication training methods in the Hampton Roads area.