This research program seeks to quantify the differential impact of NC agricultural goods being processed/sold within the state verses out of state and as well as how these differences affect the NC economy as a whole. We will do this by collecting relevant financial information from study participants and then use this information for the later economic modeling. The individual in this position must be able to contribute towards the implementation of the research program as well as be able to collect the necessary data from study participants.
1. Conduct field interviews with study participants and collect relevant data.
2. Help to accurately update and maintain all databases relevant to the data collection for this project.
3. Develop good working relationships with study participants.
4. Maintain interview/travel schedule related to this project.
5. Assist with the developing of outreach materials (video) related to the findings of this project.
The applicant must have a bachelors degree in a discipline related to agriculture, food systems, economics, sociology, or business development or at least one year of experience working in a relevant research setting.
Departmental Required Skills
There is a strong communication component to this position especially with agricultural producers across NC. Given the sensitive nature of the data that we must collect for this project, a sense of trust must exist between the study participants and the researchers. It is necessary that the individual hired for this position must be able to relate with and effectively communicate with all individuals in the various food systems sectors included in the project.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
In addition to the above qualifications, experience with video production is a plus. Ideally, the desired candidate will have lived in NC and have some knowledge of agriculture across the state.
Required License or Certification
Resume or CV, Cover Letter, 3 References. If applicable, please bring a copy of video production work that the interviewer may keep for later review.