Mississippi Jobs

Ph.D. Position Mississippi 9/11/2018 +

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Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

A PhD position is available in the Forest and Fire Ecology Lab (http://forestfire.fwrc.msstate.edu/) at Mississippi State University (Starkville, MS) to study stand dynamics, fire ecology, and forest restoration of upland oak and/or pine forests. The student’s research will examine how changes in forest composition and structure as a consequence of changing fire regimes and/or herbivory impact regeneration of desired species and the potential outcomes for forest restoration at a variety of sites, including Spirit Hill Farm and Holly Springs National Forest in northern Mississippi and Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in western Kentucky. The student will interact with faculty in the Department of Forestry and Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture, private landowners, and state/federal agency personnel. The student will be appointed as a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) in the Department of Forestry. In addition to developing and executing dissertation research, the student will be expected to (1) act as a teaching assistant for undergraduate courses in Dendrology and/or Ecology during several semesters, (2) assist other collaborating researchers with their projects, and (3) contribute to departmental, college, and university service. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in forestry, ecology, biology, or a related field; preference will be given to applicants with a MS degree in one of these fields. Prior experience in fieldwork related to forest ecology, silviculture, and/or wildlife habitat management is required. Successful candidates must demonstrate an aptitude for research, strong analytical and oral and written scientific communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently and as a team. Applicants must be capable of working long hours outdoors exposed to harsh weather, biting insects, and thorny vegetation. If interested, please email to Dr. Heather Alexander (heather.alexander@msstate.edu) (1) a cover letter discussing interest in the research, qualifications, and applicable background experience; (2) a resume/CV; (3) unofficial transcripts; and (4) contact information for three professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Details on the full application process to the MSU Graduate School can be found at http://www.grad.msstate.edu/prospective/. Financial support is available for three years, starting as soon as January 2019, and includes a stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance. Funding for additional semesters may be available if needed. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Apply By:12/11/2018

Posted By: KBrasher

Research Associate I or II Mississippi 8/2/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

POSITION: Research Associate I or II in Amphibian Reproductive Ecology, Endocrinology and Sustainable Collections Management within Zoos and Aquariums

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in collaboration with Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University (MSU), is seeking applications for a 2.5 year Research Associate interested in amphibian conservation.

LOCATION: This position is on the MSU campus, located in Starkville, Mississippi. A description of the two departments can be found at http://www.biochemistry.msstate.edu/ http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/wildlife

STARTING: As soon as available or as negotiated.

REVIEW: Begins August 1st 2018; will continue until filled.

RESPONSIBILITIES: We seek to hire a Research Associate (either a PhD or MS Level) interested in specializing in reproductive physiology, endocrinology and sustainable collections research related to amphibians with particular emphasis on threatened and endangered salamanders, whose research will combine a mix of observational and experimental approaches focused on advances in assisted reproductive technologies and genetic resource banking to support conservation and reintroduction programs.

We encourage applicants to apply that have acquired experience in reproductive technologies or lab work through internships or job familiarity. A working knowledge of amphibian physiology is not required; although a passion for this particular taxa is necessary. The primary responsibilities of this position will be the development of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and endocrinology platforms for amphibian species of concern. Technologies developed may include hormone therapy for the collection of gametes, in vitro fertilization, cryopreservation and genome banking, and hormone assays.

Additional responsibilities may include husbandry and care of the research animal collection; mentoring of interns and undergraduate students; providing assistance to senior scientists, graduate students, and/or post-doctoral fellows in conducting investigations related to Zoo and Aquarium amphibian collections; compiling and maintaining complete and accurate research records through database entry, design and data management including statistical analysis; producing periodic progress reports and financial statements on the research program; interface with other staff members and Zoo professionals around the country; present research findings both nationally or internationally; perform other related duties as assigned to support the amphibian conservation lab’s mission in order to achieve the goals and objectives of the program.

Our partners include the Fort Worth Zoo, Detroit Zoo and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and students accepted into the program will likely be required to travel between our partner institutions for a part of their research.

QUALIFICATIONS: The applicant should have attained a Ph.D. or M.S. in Biology, Animal Science, Wildlife/Fisheries, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology or similarly related field.

SALARY: Annual Salary is $35,000-$40,000 + benefits; commensurate with experience.

APPLY: Applications should be submitted electronically on-line at: http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/497446/research-associate . Job No. 497446 Application materials include official college transcripts, curriculum vitae, cover letter of intent with three potential references to contact:

For Questions contact:
Carrie Vance, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Apply By:11/2/2018

Posted By: KBrasher

Graduate Research Assistant (PhD position) Mississippi 8/30/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

One graduate research assistantship is available for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) student in the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts at Mississippi State University (MSU). The successful candidate will be involved in a multidisciplinary project in the field of timber engineering with a focus on performance evaluation of timber components and structures. In particular, the candidate will investigate the parameters affecting structural performance of interior guard systems. The PhD candidate will be involved in both experimental and computer simulation work. The successful candidate will be funded during the study period (3 years) with an assistantship, plus tuition, fees and insurance.

The candidate must:

  • Possess undergraduate and graduate degrees relevant to the topic of the study, preferably in civil (structural) engineering and/or wood science
  • Previously attained and maintained exceptional academic standing (min GPA 3.0 on 4.0 scale basis)
  • Have a TOEFL score of 79 iBT or IELTS score of 6.5 or better (students with non-English credentials only)
  • Be adaptive to multi-disciplinary research work requirements
  • Be an excellent team-player

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of two references by email as a single pdf file to Dr. Hyungsuk Lim h.lim@msstate.edu . The review of the applications will start on August 20, 2018 until the position is filled. The expected enrollment in the program is January 1, 2019.

Apply By:11/30/2018

Posted By: KBrasher

Ph.D. Assistantship - Aquaculture Economics Mississippi 8/27/2018 +

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Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Stoneville, Mississippi

Job Description:

Thad Cochran National Warmwater Aquaculture Center (TCNWAC) at Stoneville, Mississippi, U.S.A. has a Ph.D. assistantship available to study various economic aspects of U.S. farm raised catfish. Catfish is the largest finfish species raised in the United States. The project envisions to study three objectives that evaluate 1) the economic impact of U.S. catfish industry; 2) technological advances in catfish production; and 3) the cost of regulations on catfish farms. In addition, there will be other opportunities to work with TCNWAC researchers on production oriented projects, providing a breadth of research and field experience that is atypical for most graduate programs. This position is ideal for candidates who wish to gain experience in aquaculture economics and production management. The successful applicant will be receiving the terminal degree from the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture under College of Forestry Resources.  

Required Education:

Candidates should be self-motivated, able to work
independently, have a strong scientific curiosity and the ability to work in a
fast-paced environment. The successful applicant will apply various macro and
microeconomic principles in this project. Research experience in areas of
aquaculture/agricultural economics are ideal. All research works will be based at
the TCNWAC, Stoneville. 

Required Experience:

Applicants should have research experience in aquaculture production, economics, farm management, and/or marketing and should have evidence of productive scientific communication (journal publications/conference presentations).


Required Qualifications: Masters’ degree in Aquaculture, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness management, or related areas with a GPA >3.5.  The GRE must be taken but there is no specific score required for acceptance. The candidate should possess exemplary organization and communication skills, a strong work ethic and the ability to work as part of a team in less than ideal environments.


Terms of
The selected applicant will begin project work from January 2019 for a support period
of three years, with provision of additional support conditional upon grant/departmental

:  While applications will be accepted until the
position is filled, candidates need to submit their application to the
Mississippi State University Office of the Graduate School by September 30, 2018. Online application
is mandatory for enrollment in Mississippi State
University, so interested candidates should act promptly by visiting

How to
candidates should send an email with the subject line
“PhD applicant, Aquaculture Economics” to Dr. Ganesh Kumar (
gkk27@msstate.edu) containing the following items: Curriculum vitae, a one page
statement of purpose, copy of transcripts, copy of GRE scores and at least two
letter of recommendation from someone who can evaluate the applicant’s capacity
for graduate research. 

Apply By:9/30/2018



Posted By: Ganesh Kumar

Procurement Forester Mississippi 7/17/2018 +

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Organization:Homan Forest Products

Location:Fulton, Mississippi

Job Description:

Homan Industries is a growth oriented company with operations in Fulton, MS. We have one of the most diverse offerings of any Southern Yellow Pine manufacturer in the South.

We are currently recruiting for a Procurement Forester. The Procurement Forester will be responsible for purchasing and coordinating the log flow to meet production needs.


  • Build, develop, and maintain relationships with loggers.
  • Implement log procurement strategies to help position sawmill as a low-cost producer of lumber.
  • Work closely with other Homan Industries personnel to ensure optimal procurement approach.
  • Monitor and evaluate market data and information in the development of pricing and inventory.
  • Implement inventory strategies to align with mill needs, seasonal conditions, and current/forecasted markets.
  • Work closely with procurement and operations personnel to ensure log supply and log quality aligns with sawmill needs in order to maximize value and throughput.
  • Leads the organization in maintaining certification in the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Program


  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in forestry.
  • Registered Forester in Mississippi or obtain certification upon employment.
  • Knowledge of local markets preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of supply chain logistics including the harvesting and hauling of forest products.
  • Possess strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Detailed and results oriented.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a highly interactive team environment.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Computer skills –Microsoft Excel and Word.

Please forward resumes to: breaves@tristatelumber.net

Apply By:10/17/2018

Posted By: KBrasher