October 2012
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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Researcher Position at Purdue University (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Tue, 9 Oct 2012 08:23:02 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Postdoctoral Researcher Position
Climate Change Adaptation: Understanding Farmers' and Advisors' Needs

Dr. Linda Prokopy at Purdue University seeks a postdoctoral researcher
to assist with an ongoing USDA-AFRI project entitled "Useful to Usable
(U2U): Transforming Climate Variability and Change Information for
Cereal Crop Producers." This project seeks to improve the resilience and
profitability of farms in the North Central Region of the United States
amid variable climate change through the dissemination of decision
support tools, resource materials and training. The postdoctoral
researcher will assist with the social science elements of this project
which include a series of ongoing focus groups with farmers and their
advisors. The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for developing
research questions, assessing knowledge, attitude and behavior change as
a result of focus groups, interpreting focus group findings for the team
developing decision support tools, and writing journal articles.
Additionally the postdoctoral researcher will help with analysis of
survey data collected in 2012 focused on beliefs, attitudes and
practices of farmers and their advisors related to climate information.
Pending receipt of additional funds, the postdoctoral researcher will
also be responsible for collecting a second round of survey data from
advisors, analyzing the data for change, and writing journal articles.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in natural resources social
sciences, sociology, political science, geography or a closely aligned
field. Applicants should have experience with a variety of social
science methods. Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
are essential for this position. A preference will be given to a
candidate with experience using structural equation models. The position
can start as early as January 2013 and will last for at least one year.
To apply, please contact Dr. Linda Prokopy directly at
<>. Please send a current CV, contact information for
four references, a writing sample, and a letter addressing relevant
experience by October 31st.

Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative
action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

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