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The Research Associate will be expected to allocate 50% of time to conduct research on issues related to food marketing, supply chain performance, and sustainability of food systems. The candidate will work with the faculty leader of the Food Marketing and Distribution Program assisting on various research and extension-related projects. The candidate is expected to allocate 50% of time to work closely with the co-directors of Cornell Institute of China Economic Research (CICER) to conduct research projects on China Economic issues. The candidate will also work with CICER co-directors to maintain a high-impact program of research as well as to organize institute activities. The research associate is expected to publish in high-impact peer reviewed journals in marketing and applied economics, and to communicate results to practitioners as well as academic peers.
The Food Industry and Distribution Program focuses on two interrelated areas under the umbrella of food marketing and distribution: Supply Chains Competitiveness and Sustainability and Retailing and Channel Relationships. The scope of program is domestic and international, and research is conducted in close collaboration with private companies and public policy makers. CICER (http://china.dyson.cornell.edu/) serves as a hub for researchers with interests in the Chinese economy. It currently has 16 Cornell faculty affiliates, advises nearly 20 graduate and undergraduate students, and hosts several visiting scholars. Researchers are working on important economic issues faced in China today, including environmental and energy challenges, firm competition and industry dynamics, consumer finance, urbanization and the housing market, and international and interregional trade.
- Ph.D. in applied economics or agricultural economics at the time of hire.
- Proficient in English and Mandarin Chinese
- Outstanding skills in quantitative methods.
- Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work with diverse audiences in group and one-on-one settings; working effectively with industry, economic development groups, advisory boards and committees, community and funding partners and other stakeholders.
- Must be able to maintain high level of confidentiality.
- Proven organizational and time-management skills.
- Able to work in a fast paced environment and to quickly adjust to change and changing priorities.
- Strong leadership and teamwork skills.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction of Cornell Institute of China Economic Research.
- Ability to define, conduct and interpret applied research and demonstration projects.
- Experience in obtaining new funding including grants and industry support.
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SALARY: Competitive with comparable positions in other leading institutions and commensurate with qualifications and experience. An attractive fringe benefit package is included.
University Job Title:Research Associate
Level:No Grade - Annual
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Nathan Carlisle
Number of Openings:1
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