RESEARCH SCIENTIST FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH, Mechanical Engineering-MIT Sea Grant (MITSG)-Marine Advisory Service (part-time, 70%), to perform socioeconomic research, serve as a liaison, and perform traditional advisory responsibilities. Healthy coastal ecosystems, sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, resilient communities and economies, and environmental literacy and workforce development are the primary focus areas identified by the National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP). Responsibilities include conducting socioeconomic research with key stakeholders and developing impact assessments; contributing to partner and stakeholder advisory committees; collaborating with industry and community leaders to address socioeconomic issues; serving as liaison to government, industry, and community leaders; developing stakeholder engagement plans that result in quantifiable impacts required for reporting; coordinating workshops and symposiums on socioeconomic aspects of specific projects and topics; representing MITSG at outreach events; collaborating with others at MITSG to address socioeconomic aspects of the NSGCP focus areas and further MITSG's interdisciplinary approaches; developing socioeconomic impact analyses and collaborating with regional and national Sea Grant programs on socioeconomic analyses for a variety of topics; and seeking outside funding and writing and submitting funding proposals.
REQUIRED: Ph.D. or master's degree in social science, especially anthropology, sociology, cultural geography, social psychology, human dimensions or political science, or economics or socioeconomics; excellent written and oral communication skills; interest in collaborating with community organizations, government agencies, industry, and academic researchers; willingness to develop new partnerships and pursue new contacts; ability to stay neutral and represent Sea Grant as a program with a broad mandate to work towards healthy ecosystems, resilient communities, sustainable fisheries, and environmental literacy; and at least five years' professional experience in social science or socioeconomics, including experience developing socioeconomic impact assessments. Job #15232
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