Social Scientist Needed
Integrated Statistics is looking for a Social
Scientist to work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) Social Sciences Branch of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center. The
Social Sciences Branch conducts research relating to economic and
socio-cultural factors of fisheries management.
The Social Scientist will provide research
and analysis in support of a project examining the fishing community
vulnerabilities and adaptations to climate change in the Northeast US. The
outputs of this research project will be a characterization of spatial and
temporal changes in fishing community catch composition relative to different
drivers of climate change and fishermen’s perceptions of causality, which will
be used to support both fisheries management and other applied research at
- Collecting and organizing existing
NMFS landings data.
- Collecting and organizing external
data where necessary.
- Literature review of fishermen’s
perceptions of and adaptations to climate change.
- Conduct groundtruthing of geospatial
and temporal analyses with fishermen to assess their views and understandings
of climate change and related current and likely future adaptation choices.
- Documenting the results of above for
internal collaborators (through sharing code) and external parties (through
Deliverables include processed dataset with appropriate metadata, analytical
results, technical papers, and/or journal articles describing the models.
Degree, Ph,D or equivalent work experience in Social Science (Anthropology,
Sociology, Geography, Marine Affairs) is required.
Experience and skills
- Experience conducting interviews
with fishing industry participants.
- Experience in the collection, entry,
cleaning, and analysis of data and information.
- Experience working with qualitative
and quantitative data, including familiarity with text analysis software and
software for quantitative data queries and statistical analysis.
- Experience in conducting literature reviews.
- Knowledge of sociocultural issues
related to natural resource management and the environment.
- Skill in written communication and preparation
of technical reports.
- Strong interpersonal communication
- Ability to work independently in
support of a team goal.
- Familiarity with GIS
- Familiarity with MaxQDA
Familiarity with Oracle databases, SQL,
and SAS (optional, though preferred)
- Familiarity with time series
position is full-time and the rate of pay is $35/hr. The expected duration is twelve
months. The position is eligible for the benefits described on the Integrated
Statistics website. The Social Scientist will be based in Narragansett, RI.
Statistics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against
any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender,
national origin, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran
status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.
Consistent with its obligations under federal law, Integrated Statistics is
committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment
qualified women, minorities, disabled individuals, special disabled veterans,
veterans of the Vietnam era, and other eligible veterans. For assistance with
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the Integrated Statistics office.