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Postdoctoral Student for NSF Research Project
Sitka, Alaska, USA
Sitka Sound Science Center
  • Postdoctoral Researcher

The Sitka Sound Science Center invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow to work on a study of how small communities in Southeast Alaska have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. This full-time, one- to two-year position will be located in Sitka, Alaska for at least the first year.

The work will emphasize different community responses and experiences throughout the pandemic, as well as lessons learned about community resilience and sustainability. The postdoctoral fellow will build upon existing data from the first year of the grant, which has involved collecting surveys and interviews from small Southeast Alaska communities. The successful candidate will take this research further, for example by conducting further research on variable vaccination rates and motivations across communities, or exploring the implications of deferred medical care for rural Southeast Alaskan communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fellow will have leeway to help direct the direction of follow-on research, and will be expected to assist with writing a follow-on proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Applicants must be a doctoral candidate who will complete their PhD by fall of 2021 or early-career PhDs within five years of receiving their doctoral degree. Applicants should be comfortable with both qualitative and quantitative research methods, and have experience and/or strong interest in community-based participatory approaches to research. The initial term of the position is one year, which is renewable dependent upon funding from NSF.

Applications must include a resume, cover letter, and two references. Applications should be submitted via email to Ron Heintz, Research Director, Sitka Sound Science Center, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using “COVID Post-doc” in the subject line.

Application deadline: Open until filled

For questions, contact: Lisa Busch
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2021-09-13

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