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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 799076
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Fisheries And Wildlife 10002344
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, 1/2 Time (50-64.9%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly

Position Summary

The Research Associate will conduct research on metacoupling. The primary responsibility of the researcher will be to conduct scholarly research focused on quantitative analysis of data on  international trade, etc., manuscript development, and grant proposal development.  This is a part-time (20 hours per week), 3-month position.  Start date is negotiable, but August 23, 2022 is preferred. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Environmental Sci/Policy, Fisheries and

Minimum Requirements

  • Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Policy, Fisheries and Wildlife or a related field
  • Research interests and experiences in metacoupling research
  • Expertise with quantitative data analysis
  • Proficiency with R, ArcGIS, QGIS, EARDAS, Phython, GeoDa, STATA, Mplus, and SAS
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong publication track record

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working in multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary collaborative teams

Required Application Materials

Please submit a CV, names and contact information for two references, 2-3 representative publications, and a 1-page statement summarizing your research interests and experiences to date. Please contact Dr. Jack Liu ( with questions.

Together-we-will Statement

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Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.


Department Statement

The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife is a vibrant community of scholars comprising of 40 core faculty (tenure stream and fixed-term faculty, and academic specialist), 100 graduate and 240 undergraduate students, 30 research associates, and 6 core staff.  Our Mission is to build local, national, and international capacities to conserve ecosystems that support fish, wildlife, and society through integrated programs in research, education, and engagement. We are committed to the integrative nature of natural resources conservation and management, with our expertise ranging from disciplinary areas with a long-standing history in the domain of fisheries and wildlife to those emerging more recently.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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