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Ph.D. Assistantship Mississippi 9/16/2022 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University Department of Forestry

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

One graduate research assistantship for the Ph.D. in Remote Sensing for Natural Resource Management is available in the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University. The assistantship will include a stipend, 100% tuition waiver, and reimbursement for the health insurance cost. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with NASA, USDA, and USGA projects through models with remote sensing observations from multiple platforms, including Landsat, VIIRS, ECOSTRESS and Planet. The expected start date is Spring 2023.

About the MSU Graduate Forestry Program:
Mississippi State University is ranked as one of the top research institutions in the United STates; MSU is among only 2.7% of universities in the U.S. that hold the Carnegie Foundation R1-Very High Research Activity designation.  The National Science Foundation has MSU ranked No. 12 nationally (top 5%) in Agriculture and Natural Resource Conservation expenditures with more than $109 million spend annually.

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable 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.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Mississippi State University, please contact the Department of Human Resources Management at telephone: (662) 325-3713 or ada@hrm.msstate.edu. If you have any questions regarding this policy, contact the Department of Human Resources Management at (662) 325-3713 or ada@hrm.msstate.edu. Upon request, sections of this job listing are available in large print, and readers are available to assist the visually impaired.

Required Education:

Ideal candidates would be with a M.S. or bachelor's degrees (with strong research background) in Geography, Environmental Science, natural resources, Remote Sensing, or other related disciplines.

Skills:

Candidates with research experience in remote sensing, machine learning, cloud computing and ecohydrological model, are highly desired.  Ideal candidates would be with a M.S. or bachelor's degrees (with strong research background) in Geography, Environmental Science, natural resources, Remote Sensing, or other related disciplines.

Familiarity with the Google Earth Engine programming environment and Matlab/R/Python for data analysis.

Salary:

Monthly stipend, tuition waiver, single coverage health insurance


Apply By:12/16/2022

Phone:6623257948

Email:yy285@msstate.edu


Posted By: Dr. Yun Yang

Postdoctoral Associate Mississippi 9/16/2022 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University Department of Forestry

Location:Starvkille, Mississippi

Job Description:

We are recruiting a Postdoc Researcher in the department of Forestry at Mississippi State University to investigate applications for multi-scale/multi-sensor satellite retrievals of evapotranspiration (ET), vegetation index (VI) and forest structure in monitoring response of rangelands, forest, and croplands to management and climate. These timeseries will be used to assess vegetation health over time, and to upscale in situ measurements to landscape scale. Other applications may involve susceptibility of forest land to wildfire and water accounting in croplands.

Required Education:

Education: Ph.D. degree in Geography, Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Remote Sensing or relevant fields.

Skills:

The selected candidate will lead and participate in research on vegetation health using multi-scale/multi-sensor satellite data, for example, Landsat, VIIRS, Sentinel, GEDI and hyperspectral data. There will be opportunities to collaborate with scientists from USDA, USGS and NASA.

A robust educational background related to remote sensing

Strong mathematical and computing skills

Knowledge of soils, vegetation water use and forest structure

Strong programming expertise analyzing large images using C, Fortran, R, IDL/Matlab or similar computing language

Familiarity with the Google Earth Engine programming environment

Demonstrated skills in scientific writing, publications, and communication.

Salary:

$48,000-57,000


Apply By:12/16/2022

Phone:6623257948

Email:yy285@msstate.edu

Mailing:

Applicants must apply online at www.jobs.msstate.edu. When submitting a transcript, applicant should redact their social security number prior to submitting online. Additionally, please send an updated CV and two reference letters to Dr. Yun Yang at yy285@msstate.edu.


Posted By: Dr. Yun Yang

CSF Fisheries Policy Intern District of Columbia 8/31/2022 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation

Location:Washington, District of Columbia

Job Description:

Successful applicants for the Fisheries Policy Intern will have the opportunity to learn the importance of the public policy process on freshwater and saltwater fishing access and opportunity, as well as freshwater and marine conservation issues, and will spend time learning about federal and state legislative initiatives that impact America’s anglers and fish and wildlife conservation.

CSF provides advice, support, and information to members of Congress, state legislators, and governors through its affiliation with and support of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (a bipartisan group of nearly 300 U.S. Representatives and Senators) the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (a bipartisan network of 49 state legislative sportsmen’s caucuses with a combined membership of over 2,000 legislators) and 30 governors who are members of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus. This gives CSF a unique niche that is unparalleled by any other sportsmen’s organization

To Apply, please submit a cover letter, complete resume, a college transcript, three references, and a writing sample. Please indicate in your cover letter whether you are interested in interning in Washington, DC or remote, and if you are interested in a fulltime (40 hours/week or part time (24 hours/week) option. Finalists will be interviewed either by videoconference or by telephone.

Required Education:

Preference will be given to undergraduate or graduate students,
either currently enrolled or recently graduated, with a major and/or an
interest in conservation/natural resource management and/or policy.

Skills:

Successful candidates will possess the following traits and characteristics:

Excellent research, writing, and oral communications skills and high level of attention to detail;

Strong organization, time management, priority-setting, and computer skills;

The ability to stay focused and task-oriented;

A good disposition, a hardworking and creative nature, and an interest in taking on a variety of tasks; and,

A commitment to the goals and methods of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation and a professed interest in hunting, fishing, and other forms of outdoor recreation.

Salary:

Up to a maximum of $1,000/month, depending on work location and
hours worked per week.

Applicants must be willing to work on a committed weekly
schedule for a minimum of three months. Full time is preferred, though part
time arrangements for exceptional candidates may be considered with
compensation adjusted accordingly. The final work schedule will be mutually
agreed upon by the successful candidate(s) and CSF.


Apply By:10/1/2022

Phone:5018651475

Email:chorton@congressionalsportsmen.org


Posted By: Chris Horton

Forest Economist Georgia 8/31/2022 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Forisk Consulting

Location:Watkinsville, Georgia

Job Description:

Mission of the Forest Economist

Conduct Forisk-relevant research and manage Forisk's economic forecasting program.

Who You'll Work With

The Forest Economist is a full-time position ideally based in Athens, Georgia. The role supports Forisk's research program through generating industry research and projections, improving and maintaining Forisk's price forecast models, delivering Forisk research to subscribing clients, and supporting Forisk educational events. Forisk works as a team of collaborative researchers that cover areas of overlapping forest industry expertise to support Forisk’s analysis and clients.

The Forest Economist reports to the VP of Research and (1) leads and conducts research in several areas relevant to Forisk's coverage; (2) leads the improvement of internal models and analysis relevant to Forisk consulting and research; and (3) supports Forisk clients through educational programs, advisory calls, and conference presentations.

Job Description / Expected Outcomes
The Forest Economist reports to the VP of Research and also directly supports the Client Services team. This is a full-time position based in Athens, Georgia. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Conduct research in several areas relevant to Forisk's research portfolio.
  • To include, at a minimum, tracking housing and the general macroeconomy, timber and log prices by region across North America, and forest industry trade policies.
  • Support the improvement of internal price forecasting models and frameworks
  • Conduct research and analysis to evaluate and improve price forecast model drivers, including elasticities.
  • Support clients and consulting projects, as directed by the VP of Client Services.
  • Support delivery of forecast results and Forisk Research Quarterly (FRQ) research to clients.
  • Evaluate forecast models and provide guidance on results for clients and Forisk research
  • Support development efforts that raise the awareness of Forisk’s research subscriptions.
  • Draft and publish quarterly blog posts and periodic trade articles.
  • Deliver presentations at forest industry events or Forisk workshops.
  • In addition, the Forest Economist role includes internal and external training and education, as well as opportunities for independent projects, service, and advancement.

 

 

Required Experience:

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities
The successful candidate will have, at a minimum:
Master's degree in forestry/forest economics/finance;
PhD in natural resource or forest economics preferred.
Direct experience in forestry, natural resource modeling, research and/or market analysis;
At least 5 years of direct experience with forest economic research and/or timber finance and valuation and/or natural resource modeling:
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Power BI; and a
Proven track record of success, based on prior work experience, achievements, references and/or research.

Skills:

Key Personal Skills
1. Managerial and prioritization skills, including the abilities to (1) clearly scope and manage research efforts; (2) manage time and effort against client deadlines; and (3) work with peers and colleagues to improve and support the broader team and client objectives.
2. Analytic skills, including experience with evaluating data sets and modeling results;
3. Strong attention to detail in your work and in reviewing the work of others;
4. Time management skills and strong propensity for planning ahead for publication cycles and interim deadlines.
5. Strong organizational skills and the ability to coordinate research across the Forisk team.
6. Good listener; able to discern the true issues and objectives;
7. Curious about the data and key insights;
8. Forestry or natural resource background (preferred);
9. Care about others (team first);
10. Committed to communicating openly and to acting with integrity;
11. Communication skills for interacting with clients and colleagues, and for delivering presentations to clients or at industry events;
12. A good sense of humor

Salary:

Forisk Economist Job Details
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday through Friday
Salaried position
Employee benefits include health insurance, 401K with company match, and paid time off


Apply By:11/30/2022

Phone:770-725-8447

Email:hsclark@forisk.com

Mailing:

Office Location: 3651 Mars Hill Road, Suite 600A, Watkinsville, GA 30677


Posted By: Heather Clark

Assistant Professor of Biology: Natural Resources and Conservation Management Georgia 9/8/2022 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Thomas University

Location:Thomasville, Georgia

Job Description:

Thomas University, an independent, not-for-profit, institution of higher education in Thomasville, Georgia with undergraduate and graduate programs invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of our new Natural Resources and Conservation Management (NRCM) program housed in the Division of Health and Science. Rank is negotiable upon hire with prior teaching experience and rank. Reporting to the program director of science, the position is an academic, on campus appointment.

Required Education:

Earned doctorate degree in Natural Resources and Conservation Management, Ecology, or a closely related field.

Required Experience:

Experience relating to the required skills is a must.

Skills:

GIS certification or demonstrated experience.

Demonstrated leadership coordinating academic program through curriculum development, program assessment, and recruitment.

Expertise teaching online and developing/coordinating online programming.

Ability to build relationships and work cooperatively with all constituents.

Salary:

Negotiable. 


Apply By:5/1/2023

Phone:(229) 226-1621

Email:dbaker@thomasu.edu


Posted By: Thomas University

Roaming Utility Forester/Contract Arborist Alabama 9/14/2022 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Arbor Metrics llc

Location:Roaming, Alabama

Job Description:

Roaming Utility Forester/Contract Arborist

ArborMetrics Solutions, Inc. (AMS) is seeking a motivated and highly skilled individual to provide planning, scheduling, reporting, and project management for utility right-of-way vegetation management programs throughout the State of Alabama. This position is a roaming position with travel and per diem provided.

Job Type: Full-Time +, Non-Exempt

Pay: Competitive, Hourly

Benefits:

  • Health & Dental Insurance.
  • 401K with Company Match.
  • Paid holidays/sick leave/vacation.
  • Company Vehicle.

At ARBORMETRICS we are always looking for people with knowledge of local trees and vegetation, good communication and computer skills, a valid driver's license, and the ability to work independently safely, and efficiently.

ARBORMETRICS specializes in combining the power and expertise of our people, software, and hardware into mobile workforce solutions that streamline your vegetation management program.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Inspect right-of-ways to assess vegetation conditions and determine required maintenance activities.
  • Assist with developing bid package maps and work manifests.
  • Obtains oral/written permission from property owners to trim or remove trees and apply herbicides. Arranges with customer or property owner to obtain access to the property, advises of any interruption in services, explains work to be performed, etc.
  • Discusses responsibility for apparent property damage, and repairs for minor damage, and refers controversial cases to the General Foreperson/Project Coordinator.
  • Research easement and land rights for widths, rights, and restrictions.
  • Meet with landowners to explain vegetation management work.
  • Mark works in the field where required.
  • Respond to public concerns and questions about the work.
  • Assist in the development of public relations materials.
  • Respond to contractor questions concerning work specifications and requirements.
  • Document work activity using GIS equipped computer & custom work planning software.
  • Inspect work completed by contractors for compliance with utility specifications.
  • Assist in the management of contractors during storm restoration operations.
  • Provide support and assistance on special projects as assigned by the utility.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Working knowledge of IVM, techniques, and equipment used for vegetation management.
  • Excellent personal computing skills, GIS knowledge preferred.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Sciences/Management, Horticulture, or related field preferred. Associates Degree required.
  • ISA Certified Arborist or ability to obtain certification within 1 year, ISA Utility Specialist preferred.
  • 2+ years of applicable work experience preferred.

Pre-Screen

  • Upon offer, employees may be required to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, background, and/or MVR check.

License & Certifications:

  • Valid Driver's License Required.

Physical Requirements:

  • RARE (less than 10%): stooping, kneeling, squatting, body-twisting, crawling, climbing poles, color vision, lifting, pushing, pulling, climbing ladders, climbing stairs, lifting over 10 lbs. to 50 lbs., lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • OCCASIONAL (up to 33%): sitting, manual dexterity, climbing on/off a truck, gripping, reaching, range of motion, carrying, balancing, lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • FREQUENT (up to 66%): standing, walking, sense of touch, seeing distant, hearing-speech range, depth perception.
  • CONTINUOUS (up to 100%): seeing, speaking clearly.

Safety
Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must have sufficient eyesight to judge distance/coordination of equipment and tools, be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods, be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, be able to wear personal protective equipment as necessary, be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times a day, have the endurance necessary to traverse various terrain, be capable of performing job duties throughout a standard 8- or 10-hour day, be able to communicate with others, read, write, and comprehend written/verbal job instructions and information, and communicate and handle conflict professionally.

  • Works in all temperatures and weather
  • May work around excessive noise from machines, chain saw, wood chippers, and other equipment with hearing protection
  • May be exposed to nature i.e., irritating plants and biting or stinging insects, and dust
  • May work on unlevel terrain
  • May be exposed to dogs and other animals

About Us:
In 2006, ARBORMETRICS Solutions was established and we soon began to build our steadfast reputation by taking one client at a time and enhancing their vegetation management programs to be more efficient, effective, safe, and transparent. Today, our clients include utilities, municipalities, and other agencies throughout North America interested in finding ways to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of their vegetation management programs.

We are intimately familiar with today’s dynamic vegetation management regulatory environment. We partner with our clients to ensure all work is compliant with local, state, and federal government regulatory requirements.

Training and safety are central to everything we do. All ARBORMETRICS employees receive ongoing training on all aspects of vegetation management.

Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Individuals with a disability who desire a reasonable accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-800-248-8733, ext. 1339.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.


Apply By:10/14/2022

Phone:8666851880

Email:AMSRecruitment@arbormetrics.com


Posted By: Casie Kerns

Utility Forester/Contract Arborist Alabama 9/14/2022 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Arbor Metrics llc

Location:Birmingham, Alabama

Job Description:

Utility Forester/Contract Arborist

This position provides planning, scheduling, reporting, and project management for utility right-of-way vegetation management programs throughout our operating region.

Job Type: Full-Time +, Non-Exempt

Pay: Competitive, Hourly

Benefits:

  • Health & Dental Insurance.
  • 401K with Company Match.
  • Paid holidays/sick leave/vacation.
  • Company Vehicle.

At ARBORMETRICS we are always looking for people with knowledge of local trees and vegetation, good communication and computer skills, a valid driver's license, and the ability to work independently safely, and efficiently.

ARBORMETRICS specializes in combining the power and expertise of our people, software, and hardware into mobile workforce solutions that streamline your vegetation management program.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Inspect right-of-ways to assess vegetation conditions and determine required maintenance activities.
  • Assist with developing bid package maps and work manifests.
  • Obtains oral/written permission from property owners to trim or remove trees and apply herbicides. Arranges with customer or property owner to obtain access to the property, advises of any interruption in services, explains work to be performed, etc.
  • Discusses responsibility for apparent property damage, and repairs for minor damage, and refers controversial cases to the General Foreperson/Project Coordinator.
  • Research easement and land rights for widths, rights, and restrictions.
  • Meet with landowners to explain vegetation management work.
  • Mark works in the field where required.
  • Respond to public concerns and questions about the work.
  • Assist in the development of public relations materials.
  • Respond to contractor questions concerning work specifications and requirements.
  • Document work activity using GIS equipped computer & custom work planning software.
  • Inspect work completed by contractors for compliance with utility specifications.
  • Assist in the management of contractors during storm restoration operations.
  • Provide support and assistance on special projects as assigned by the utility.

Pre-Screen

  • Upon offer, employees may be required to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, background, and/or MVR check.

License & Certifications:

  • Valid Driver's License Required.

Physical Requirements:

  • RARE  (less than 10%): stooping, kneeling, squatting, body-twisting, crawling, climbing poles, color vision, lifting, pushing, pulling, climbing ladders, climbing stairs, lifting over 10 lbs. to 50 lbs., lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • OCCASIONAL  (up to 33%): sitting, manual dexterity, climbing on/off a truck, gripping, reaching, range of motion, carrying, balancing, lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • FREQUENT (up to 66%): standing, walking, sense of touch, seeing distant, hearing-speech range, depth perception
  • CONTINUOUS  (up to 100%): seeing, speaking clearly.

Safety
Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must have sufficient eyesight to judge distance/coordination of equipment and tools, be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods, be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, be able to wear personal protective equipment as necessary, be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times a day, have the endurance necessary to traverse various terrain, be capable of performing job duties throughout a standard 8- or 10-hour day, be able to communicate with others, read, write, and comprehend written/verbal job instructions and information, and communicate and handle conflict professionally.

  • Works in all temperatures and weather
  • May work around excessive noise from machines, chain saw, wood chippers, and other equipment with hearing protection May be exposed to nature i.e., irritating plants and biting or stinging insects, and dust
  • May work on unlevel terrain
  • May be exposed to dogs and other animals

About Us:
In 2006, ARBORMETRICS Solutions was established and we soon began to build our steadfast reputation by taking one client at a time and enhancing their vegetation management programs to be more efficient, effective, safe, and transparent. Today, our clients include utilities, municipalities, and other agencies throughout North America interested in finding ways to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of their vegetation management programs.

We are intimately familiar with today’s dynamic vegetation management regulatory environment. We partner with our clients to ensure all work is compliant with local, state, and federal government regulatory requirements.

Training and safety are central to everything we do. All ARBORMETRICS employees receive ongoing training on all aspects of vegetation management. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. 

Individuals with a disability who desire a reasonable accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-800-248-8733, ext. 1339.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Sciences/Management, Horticulture, or related field preferred. Associates Degree required.

Required Experience:

ISA Certified Arborist or ability to obtain certification within 1 year, ISA Utility Specialist preferred.
2+ years of applicable work experience preferred, not required.

Skills:

Minimum Qualifications

Must be 18 years of age or older.
Working knowledge of IVM, techniques, and equipment used for vegetation management.
Excellent personal computing skills, GIS knowledge preferred.


Apply By:10/14/2022

Phone:8666851880

Email:AMSRecruitment@arbormetrics.com


Posted By: Casie Kerns

National Bobwhite & Grasslands Initiative Science Coordinator South Carolina 8/22/2022 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Clemson University

Location:Clemson, South Carolina

Job Description:

Position Description - Research Assistant Professor - National Bobwhite & Grasslands Initiative Science Coordinator:

The position of NBGI Science Coordinator will be filled as a non-tenure-track Research Assistant Professor with specialization in Grasslands Ecology and Restoration. This position is a 12-month appointment in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation at Clemson University with a primary responsibility in research (75%) and a secondary appointment in teaching (25%). The anticipated starting date is December 1, 2022. The successful candidate will be positioned at the Clemson University main campus, located in Clemson, South Carolina.

The NBGI Science Coordinator will collaborate with diverse partners to craft science-based and adaptive strategies to restore and maintain wild bobwhite quail, associated species, and their habitats on a national scale. Their leadership will further scientific research on bobwhite quail and songbirds through coordination of a 10+ year study across 25 states.

The successful candidate will be involved in the following specific duties:

  • Lead the continued development of the Coordinated Implementation Program (CIP), a study comprised of 25 states that involves bobwhite population monitoring and habitat management. Analyze and report on the relationship of bobwhite abundance with available habitat collected through the CIP. Collaborate with state wildlife agencies, federal agencies, universities, and non-government partner organizations to develop the next phase of the CIP and target production of science-based best management practices for restoring and maintaining wild bobwhite populations.
  • Pursue grants and other opportunities to partner with federal and non-government organizations to elevate the mission of NBGI and its partners. Develop creative research proposals incorporating human dimensions and ecosystem services. Contribute to deliverables on grants including interim and final reports. Maintain administrative records, assist in budgets, and produce reports for grants and subawards.
  • Teach one or more courses at either the graduate or undergraduate level on grassland habitat and wildlife conservation. Lead a Clemson undergraduate internship program. Serve as a committee member on graduate student committees. Oversee a team of interns that will visit and work on focal areas across the country and perform habitat monitoring data collection. Provide mentorship for undergraduate students interested in applied habitat management research for bobwhite quail and other wildlife species on private lands.
  • Foster conversations with partners by taking a leadership role in the Science Subcommittee of the NBGI Technical Committee. Speak to new research in the field, strategies to target private landowners for habitat management delivery, strategies to make bobwhite quail relevant beyond hunter interest, and other topics.

Requirements:
Qualifications include a Ph.D. in wildlife conservation, ecology, natural resources or similar discipline with research specialization in grasslands ecology and management. The successful candidate will have demonstrated good written and oral communication skills and a strong record of grant funded research and scholarship. The ideal candidate will have experience leading small to mid-size teams, managing grasslands for game and/or songbirds, and developing statistical models of habitat or populations with applications in GIS. Additionally, preferred candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to teaching excellence.

To Apply:

To apply visit the online application portal at https://apply.interfolio.com/110748


Apply By:11/22/2022


Posted By: KBrasher

Ph.D. Assistantship Mississippi 8/17/2022 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University Department of Forestry

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

The Department of Forestry in the College of Forest Resources at Mississippi State University is seeking applicants for a funded Ph.D. research assistantship. The successful candidate will be advised by Drs. Austin Himes and Joshua Granger in the Department of Forestry and conduct research on oak regeneration in upland hardwood forests of northern Mississippi.

The student will conduct 3-4 controlled and replicated experiments testing specific hypotheses related to oak regeneration and changes in forest composition and structure in upland oak forests. The experiments will also act as demonstrations for teaching and outreach. The student is expected to take on an ongoing study testing the interactions of fire and an invasive annual grass on oak seeding survival and growth compared to other tree species along a fire tolerance/shade tolerance gradient. The student will initiate a new study focused on the combined effects of leaf litter composition and seed predation on germination of oaks and competitor tree species. The student will also develop 1-2 additional studies based on their interests and help develop replicated demonstration scale silvicultural treatments for upland oak forest restoration and regeneration.

The successful candidate will be expected to work independently in the field to establish experiments, collect data and samples, process samples in the laboratory as needed, analyze data and communicate results through multiple peer-reviewed journal articles, presentations at national and international scientific conferences and reports to project partners.

Required Education:

Masters degree in forestry, natural resources,
environmental science or related field (exceptional students with B.S. may be
considered)

Skills:

Ability to meet all admission requirements of the Department of Forestry Graduate Program

Valid driver's license or ability to get one

Masters degree in forestry, natural resources,
environmental science or related field (exceptional students with B.S. may be
considered)

Demonstrated excellence in English (written and
oral) communication

Willingness to drive long distances for field
work with multiple consecutive overnight stays

Ability to walk long distances encumbered with
30+ pounds of gear and conduct field research in challenging conditions

Salary:

This is a 3-year position that includes an annual stipend of $21,000, tuition waiver
and insurance.


Apply By:11/17/2022

Phone:6623252949

Email:austin.himes@msstate.edu


Posted By: Austin Himes

Intermittent Worker Mississippi 8/17/2022 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

The primary position responsibilities are to measure forest vegetation, collecting soil and biomass samples, processing and assisting with the processing and analysis of samples in the laboratory, and recording data with proper documentation. The position will be supervised in the field by the project’s Lead Research Technician or a graduate student.  Cumulative hours will not exceed 720.

The above essential duties are representative of major duties in this position. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Other duties may be assigned to the above consistent with the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job. Not all of the duties may be assigned to a position.

Required Education:


Education: High School Diploma


Required Experience:


Experience: Relevant experience related to the essential
duties and responsibilities listed above.


Substitutions: An equivalent combination of related
education and related experience may be considered for this position.


Skills:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Ability to drive long distances and spend long days in the
field.


Ability to work with others.


Ability to walk long distances and carry 30+ pounds of gear.


Knowledge of and use of MS Office.


Good organizational skills.


Ability to pay attention to detail.


Able to work independently in remote locations.


 


Working Conditions and Physical Effort


Regularly involves lifting, bending or other physical
exertion. Often exposed to one or more elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals,
etc., with one often to the point of being objectionable. Injuries may require professional
treatment.


 


Salary:

$15.00 hourly


Apply By:11/17/2022

Email:austin.himes@msstate.edu

Mailing:


Apply via this link:  https://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/en-us/job/503781/intermittent-worker or


at http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/ PARF 504819.



Posted By: Austin Himes