These positions vary in area of research and specialization depending on availability of funding. Duties vary according to the needs of the principal investigator. The faculty work in a variety of areas including but not limited to biometrics, economics, environmental science, environmental leadership, forest ecology, forest genetics, GIS in natural resources, geospatial science, harvesting, hydrology, human dimensions of natural resources, marketing, recreation resource management, remote sensing, policy, silviculture, and urban and community forestry.
Persons hired in these research positions may participate in activities that include the following: conduct research, design and run experiments, assist in preparation of grant proposals, write papers, and coordinate work of staff and undergraduate research assistants. Candidates must be capable of managing a research project with some faculty advice.
The Department of Forest Resources receives and evaluates applications from candidates for temporary part-time and full-time research positions on an annual basis through June 30, 2016. Complete applications are placed in a 'pool' and are reviewed as positions become available. These positions may be for varying percentages of time and length and are dependent on available funding. This is a blanket requisition and there may or may not be positions available at this time.
These positions are available to persons holding a doctorate degree in foresty, natural resources, or a closely related field.
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