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Post-Doctoral Associate
University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland
Date Posted 07/27/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details

Position Number: 120832
Title: Post-Doctoral Associate
Functional Title: Post-Doctoral Associate
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: AGNR-Dean-Joint Inst for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition
Hiring Range Minimum:
Hiring Range Maximum:
Campus/College Information:
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
JIFSAN, a joint program of the University of Maryland and the U.S. FDA, is seeking a post-doctoral associate to aid in the monitoring and impact evaluation efforts of JIFSAN’s International Food Safety capacity building endeavors.
• Performing review of literature on selected topics surrounding impact evaluation of international food safety capacity building. 
• Conducting regression analysis of data. 
• Preparation of summary tables and figures for reports and papers. 
• Assisting in the preparation and writing of proposals, briefs, discussion papers, and journal articles. 
Minimum Qualifications:
• Ph.D., preferably in a Social Sciences program (e.g. Agricultural Economics, Economics, Public Policy, Public Health). 
• Proficiency in survey design, econometrics, statistical analysis, Microsoft excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and data management systems. 
• Ability to interact with project partners and coordinate fieldwork conducted to develop and test effectiveness of different training mechanisms. 
• Ability to support data collection and project implementation in the field.
• With supervision from collaborators, the ability to process and analyze data.
• Proficiency in preparing presentations, donor proposals, donor reports, discussion papers, and publications. 
• Excellent writing skills, analytical skills, and presentation skills. 
• Fluency in written and spoken English. 
• Excellent interpersonal skills, along with the ability to work independently and with initiative, and with colleagues from diverse cultures. 
Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Salary will be commensurate with experience. The University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits package. No VISA sponsorship is offered for this position. 
Posting Date: 07/26/2021
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 09/01/2021
Physical Demands
Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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