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Michigan State University(MSU) Research Associate-Fixed Term in East Lansing, Michigan

h3Position Summary/h3 Elizabeth Mack in the Department of Media and Information, along with colleagues in Engineering, Geography, and Psychology, are seeking a Research Associate (Postdoctoral Fellow) for a 1-year position, with the potential for renewal for up to 3 additional years. The position is available starting as soon as December 1, 2019. The position will work with Elizabeth Mack and her collaborators on a newly funded National Science Foundation study focusing on workforce impacts of autonomous vehicles. The study focuses on taxi/ride hailing and trucking industries. The researcher will be part of a strong interdisciplinary team of researchers, graduate and undergraduate research assistants, and an engaging community of scholars at MSU interested in SocioMobility and working to understand the impacts of autonomous vehicles. The position will act as a project manager, helping to manage the day-to-day operations of the project, coordinate project activities, and assist with recruiting organizations for study participation. This person will be involved in a range of quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis activities. They will also have opportunities to mentor both undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants must have defended their dissertation prior to beginning the postdoctoral fellowship. A doctoral degree in Sociology, Psychology, Geography, Engineering, Communication, Information Science, or a related field is required. Candidates must have (1) strong skills in collecting, cleaning and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, (2) experience writing manuscripts for technical and non-technical audiences, and (3) good organization and time management skills. Prior publications and grant writing experience will enhance the application. h3Required Degree/h3 Doctorate -Sociology, psychology, geography, engine h3Minimum Requirements/h3 style="list-style-type: disc" liDoctorate in information, human-computer interaction, information science, psychology, sociology, geography, engineering, or a related field by the start date. (Applicants must have defended their dissertation prior to beginning the postdoctoral fellowship)/li liExcellent qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis skills./li liStrong skills in scholarly and non-technical writing./li liRecord of scholarly productivity./li liGood organization and time management skills./li liAbility to work in interdisciplinary team settings as well as independently./li /ul h3Desired Qualifications/h3 style="list-style-type: disc" liExperience with community-based research./li liCoursework, professional experience or prior research in the areas of emerging technologies, autonomous vehicles, organizational change, or economics./li liDesire to learn and contribute to the impacts of emerging technologies research area./li liExperience with qualitative and quantitative data cleaning, coding, and analysis./li liExperience interfacing/coordinating with non-academic populations and organizations./li /ul h3Required Application Materials/h3 style="list-style-type: disc" liCover letter describing training, skills, research interests, interest in the position, and how skills and interests fit with those described in the position advertisement./li liNames and contact information for three references who can write a letter detailing your research expertise, organizational skills, and ability to work in large interdisciplinary research teams. Letters of recommendation will only be solicited from finalists./li liAn up-to-date curriculum vitae/li /ul h3Review of Applications Begins On/h3 10/28/2019