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The University of Washington's School of Environmental and Forest Sciences within the College of the Environment aims to provide world-class, internationally recognized knowledge and leadership for environmental and natural resource issues. Our programs focus on the sustainable development of products from natural resources and the sustainable management of environments that range from wilderness and park- like ecosystems to intensively managed forests and urban environments.
The School of Environmental and Forest Sciences has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (50% FTE) Research Scientists/Engineer 3. The individual in this position will conduct research in forest soils, forest and soil productivity, and the influence of silviculture treatments on forest productivity & forest stand dynamics, as they relate to the Stand Management Cooperative (SMC).
This position supports efforts to provide a continuing source of high-quality data, analyses, and outputs & information dissemination on the long-term effects of silvicultural treatments and treatment regimes on stand and tree growth and development, and on wood and product quality. Silviculture treatments to be studied and analyzed will include thinning and fertilization and how their effects on tree and stand responses may depend on climate (or climatic zone), soil parent material, and other site characteristics. The position will provide multiple opportunities for examining how trees and stands respond in yield, tree size distribution and resultant product classes to a variety of silvicultural inputs, stressing the communication of results to SMC partner scientists and organizations.
Job duties include:
Project Design in field studies; collect data
Plan and conduct data analyses using a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods
Perform literature reviews to keep current in relevant research methods and results and to support preparation of grant proposals
Perform peer-reviews of publications and results of forestry research field projects focused on the productivity of forest stands treated variously with silvicultural thinning, soil amendments, silvicultural pruning, and other silviculture treatments for soil processes and productivity
Maintain communication and cooperative working relationships with research teams composed of soils and ecological scientists, forest scientists, silviculturists, and forest managers
Identify research opportunities
Collaborate in writing and reviewing grant proposal documents and materials under direction/approval of a Principal Investigator
Manage grant funding under the direction/approval of a Principal Investigator
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Master's Degree in Forestry, Soil Science, Forest soils or related field with at least 3 years of research experience in soil science, familiarity with forest and wildland soils
Record of previous research work with intensively-managed Douglas-fir plantations
Record of cooperative research with industry, federal and state agencies, local government owners, and other universities
Knowledge of ecology, biogeochemistry, resource management, and silviculture
Knowledge of advanced statistical methods
Skill in R or similar statistical analysis software and ability to code/script advanced statistical methods and interpret results
Knowledge and skill in using ArcGIS software and related tools
Ability to effectively use Microsoft Office Products, particularly Microsoft Access to query, update, and retrieve data and information
Experience assisting with grant proposal document preparation
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
Doctoral Degree in Soil Science, Forest Soils or a related field
Evidence of maturing skills in grant proposal writing, growing evidence of a knowledge base in management of post award budgets, growing evidence of the ability to secure external funding independently to support research
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Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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