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Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications

Company: University of Tennessee
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: November 10, 2019

Job Description:

Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications US-Tennessee-Knoxville Regular Full-time, Pay Grade 00 Post-Doctoral Research Associate Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications Location: UT Institute of Agriculture, Knoxville, TN Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with training and experience. This is a grant-funded position and is contingent on satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Current funding through June 30, 2020. Benefits information can be found online: ********************************** Position will be open until filled. Job Description: The Post-doc will serve as a food safety subject matter expert for two grant-funded programs. This position will develop budgets, oversee purchasing of projects materials and supplies, and monitor expenses, be responsible for coordinating all work between the project PIs and collaborators. Additional supervisory responsibilities will include recruiting and interviewing project staff (including graduate and undergraduate students) and directly overseeing all work completed by project staff, as well as any independent contractors who may be hired to fulfill project deliverables. The Post-doc will also provide logistical support to the TN 4-H Curriculum Specialist in the development and delivery of 4-H Youth Development programming. The Post-Doctoral Research Associate responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Manage day-to-day operations of grant-funded projects Engage in scholarly activities (research, teaching, extension) related to federal grants (based on allocation of effort on R accounts) Supervise graduate and undergraduate student workers Develop project area 4-H curriculum in conjunction with the 4-H Curriculum Specialist Develop and deliver extension agent in-service trainings across the state related to In School Club and Project Area curriculum (and other topics as needed) Work with the 4-H Curriculum Specialist to license TN curricular products to National 4-H Council for distribution in the 4-H Mall Assist in judging state level portfolios Provide logistical support for state wide 4-H events, specifically Academic Conference Assist in the development and delivery of online graduate level courses Requirements: Education/Experience: The candidate must have a Ph.D. in an agriculture field (Food Science preferred); 3-5 years of work experience (work conducted as a graduate student may be included) in an academic, research and/or Extension setting; familiarity with 4-H Youth Development programs; strong curriculum development or instructional design experience; familiarity with state content standards; prior work experience in developing and delivery workshops, trainings, or in-services for a wide variety of audiences (youth and adult); strong written and oral communications skills; ability to work at a high level of quality independently; prior experience supervising graduate or undergraduate students. Communication within the team and among partner organizations will be essential to working effectively on this team. Desired Qualifications: Ability to work independently with little supervision, have strong written and oral communication and presentation skills. Ability to work closely with people from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. Research Professional Oct 25, 2019, 8:14:41 AM

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