Postdoctoral Research Position in Genetic Resources Policy, at University of Illinois, Chicago
The Science, Technology and Environment (STE) Policy Lab in the Department of Public Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to conduct research and assist with policy implementation in the area of genetic resources for food and agriculture.
The postdoc would work with a team of researchers at Bioversity International and other academic institutions, as well as with PhD students and faculty in the STE Policy Lab. Responsibilities would include research design, development of qualitative and quantitative data collection instruments, data collection including survey administration and interviews, and data analysis.
Preferred applicants would have a disciplinary background in public policy, international development, public administration, agriculture policy, science and technology policy, or environment policy. Ideally, applicants would demonstrate some familiarity with the policy issues surrounding genetic resources for food and agriculture, background and interest in research on GRFA, good communication and organization skills, experience working in developing countries, and willingness to travel.
Interested individuals should send a letter of interest, the names and contact information of three references, and a resume by email to Prof. Eric Welch (ewwelch[at]uic[dot]edu). Applications should be sent by 6 September, 2011.