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Vegetation Sampling Crew Mississippi 12/19/2017 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississipppi State University

Location:Canton, Mississippi

Job Description:

This is a 1 month seasonal position working with Mississippi State University. Technicians will work in a crew of 2-3 people, assisting a graduate student. Work will be conducted on private land in Yazoo and Madison counties in Mississippi. Duties include: 1) Vegetation sampling and cruising timber to better understand habitat selection by male white-tailed deer. Position begins first week of February and will extend through the end of February. Housing is provided.

Required Education:

Bachelor's degree in forestry, wildlife biology, ecology, or related areas.

Required Experience:

Preference is given to candidates with experience cruising timber, identifying mast producing tree species, and vegetation sampling techniques.

Skills:

Applicants must have valid driver's license and ability to drive the vehicle provided for work use. Candidates must possess the ability to record detailed information while following sampling procedures and must be able to walk long distances in heavily forested areas under inclement weather conditions.

Salary:

$9.00/hour


Apply By:1/20/2018

Phone:6623120382

Email:cbh212@msstate.edu


Posted By: Colby Henderson

Training Coordinator (Extension Instructor) Mississippi 12/19/2017 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University (MSU), is seeking applications for a full time, 12-month, non-tenure track Extension Instructor focusing on training and outreach related to Human-Wildlife Conflicts. The purpose of this position is to coordinate a wide range of training activities for the USDA/APHIS Wildlife Services National Training Academy (NTA), a partnership between USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services and the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture at MSU. Specifically, this position prepares, delivers, and evaluates professional development trainings for Wildlife Services employees nationally. The mission of USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services (WS) is to provide Federal leadership and expertise to resolve wildlife conflicts to allow people and wildlife to coexist.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of organizing, developing, and conducting training programs for the new and existing employees of USDA/APHIS/WS to meet specific, prioritized training needs. Training programs include, but are not limited to, firearms, hazardous materials, immobilization and euthanasia drugs, pesticides, animal care and handling, land vehicles, watercraft, and zoonotic diseases. This position is a grant-funded position and continued employment past one year, is dependent upon renewed funding. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, rigorous and ongoing assessment of training needs and identification of gaps in skills and competencies related to the profession of wildlife damage management and human-wildlife conflicts; collaborating between MSU and the employees of USDA/APHIS/WS to identify subject matter experts and instructional design of courses; and development of peer-reviewed course curriculum for all training activities. This position will facilitate learning through a variety of delivery methods, including, but not limited to, classroom instruction, field application, virtual training, and on the job training using recognized training techniques and tools. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning and leading meetings, workshops, and presentations necessary for training completion, including presenting to large groups of people in regional or national arenas. Position responsibilities also include design and application of assessment tools to measure training effectiveness and track/report training outcomes, and providing ongoing feedback to program participants and NTA directorship; coordinating logistics for on and off-site training activities including venues and equipment; and managing and maintaining in-house training facilities and equipment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree or higher in wildlife, natural resources, or training-related field. Extensive knowledge of instructional design theory and implementation, curriculum development, and modern training methods/techniques. Proven ability to complete full training cycle (needs assessment, plan, develop, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate). Adequate knowledge of learning management systems and web delivery tools. . Ability to independently research, plan, develop, and coordinate training activities. Demonstrated ability to partner with internal and external stakeholders regarding employee training needs. Candidate should be highly motivated with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential. The successful candidate should have advanced organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple assignments, proficiency in MS Office, and familiarity with web-based training. Valid state driver's license required. Ability to multi-task and perform routine office work as well as field work in a variety of landscapes and conditions. This job requires frequent, overnight travel that may require the candidate to be gone a week or longer during peak training times.

Salary will be commensurate with the individual's qualifications, background and experience ($55,000-$65,000). Position includes frequent overnight trips to various training locations.


Apply By:1/31/2018

Phone:6623257245

Email:af425@msstate.edu

Mailing:

Applications must be submitted
online (http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/496327/extension-instructo;
position (PARF# 496327) and should include a cover letter and resume. 


  Upload official and complete college transcripts to application website,


or mail/e-mail to:


                        Anna-Marie Nickels


                        Business Coordinator


                        National Training
Academy


                        Department of Wildlife,
Fisheries and Aquaculture


                        Box 9690


                        MS State, MS 39762


                        (Office) 662-325-7245


                        af425@msstate.edu


Mississippi
State University is an AA/EEO employer  


 


MSU is an equal
opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex
(including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status,
age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any
other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and
applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share
our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our
student population.


Posted By: Raymond Iglay

Graduate Assistantship Mississippi 10/31/2017 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

An opening with a two year stipend and tuition waiver is available in the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts, Mississippi State University. The student selected for this position will work toward an M.S. in Sustainable Bioproducts, focusing on the statistical distributions of strength and stiffness properties in mill run lumber populations. The student selected for this position will be responsible for oversight of laboratory work involving, but not limited to, the following:

  • Acquisition of lumber specimens from local/regional sawmills
  • Preparation of specimens for testing (labeling, measuring, planing, weighing, etc.)
  • Laboratory-based nondestructive evaluation of the lumber specimens
  • Performance of static bending tests on an Instron universal testing machine
  • Participation in statistical analyses of the data
  • Preparation/presentation of oral and written reports

In addition to these duties, the selected student will pursue coursework necessary for the completion of an M.S. degree in Sustainable Bioproducts and write/defend a thesis on this project.

In support of this work, the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts and the USDA Forest Products Laboratory have collaborated on funding, which will support one M.S. student for two academic years, including stipend, tuition, and insurance. The student will also maintain an office cubicle at the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts.

A student selected for this position will be under the direction of Dr. Frank Owens (MSU Department of Sustainable Bioproducts). The student will have ample opportunities for interaction with professional research and industry personnel, and when possible, will travel to appropriate meetings to present findings from this research.

A Bachelor’s degree in a related field (forestry/forest products/wood science, engineering, mathematics/statistics, physics, etc.) and a GRE test report are required for application to this program. TOEFL (min. 550 PBT, 213 CBT, 79 iBT) or IELTS (min. 6.5) is required for international students. A full application to the Graduate School at Mississippi State University will be required before an offer can be made.

This position will remain open until filled. The start date will be Summer or Fall Semester 2018. If you or a student you know is interested in this opportunity, please contact Dr. Frank Owens at frank.owens@msstate.edu. Skype/video conference interviews may be requested. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Additional information can be found on the websites of the MSU Department of Sustainable Bioproducts (http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/bioproducts/graduate.asp) and the Office of Graduate School (http://www.grad.msstate.edu).


Apply By:1/31/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Graduate Research Assistantship Mississippi 10/25/2017 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

Graduate research assistantship positions for the M.S. or Ph.D. program are available in the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts at Mississippi State University.

The successful candidate will work in highly multidisciplinary research projects and will receive technical training in the broad field of biomass processing, renewable polymers, and the development of organic coatings. The proposed project focuses on the development of novel bio-based hybrid materials for functional coatings and adhesives. The results of this project are expected to find applications of lignocellulosic biomass for wood and polymer industries.

The candidate should have:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in wood science/products, chemical engineering, materials science & engineering, agricultural engineering, chemistry, or closely related disciplines relevant to the topics of the study
  • Maintained good academic standing
  • GRE test report and TOEFL 79+ or IELTS 6.5 (required for international students only)

The Department of Sustainable Bioproducts will support this project on funding, which will cover graduate student’s stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance. The target starting date is Summer semester or Fall semester in 2018. Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. A full application to the Graduate School at Mississippi State University will be required before an offer can be made.

If you are interested, please send a Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Research Plan, transcripts of all degrees to Dr. Yunsang Kim at yunsang.kim@msstate.edu for this opportunity. Skype/video conference interviews may be requested. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Additional information can be found at the websites of the MSU Department of Sustainable Bioproducts (http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/bioproducts/graduate.asp) and the Office of Graduate School (http://www.grad.msstate.edu/).


Apply By:1/25/2018


Posted By: KBrasher