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Graduate Research Assistant Mississippi 9/22/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

Master Graduate Research Assistantship in Forest Management and Economics

Job Description: We are seeking applicants for a funded M.S. assistantship. The successful candidate will work on research related to forest product supply and demand in the US South and Internationally. The expected start date is the Spring Semester of 2021. The assistantship is a 2-year position and includes a stipend ($15,000 annually), tuition waiver, and insurance.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Economics, Agricultural Economics, Statistics, or a related field with knowledge in quantitative analysis. Some programming experience using statistical software (e.g., R or Python) and GIS would be preferred.

To be considered for this position, the following application materials must be submitted:

  • A letter of interest (1-page maximum)
  • Resume/CV,
  • Unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Test Scores (GRE, TOEFL),
  • Names and contact information of three references
  • a single PDF file to Dr. Silva (bruno.silva@msstate.edu).

Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A full application to the Graduate School will be required for an official offer to be made. Additional information can be found at the MSU Department of Forestry website (https://www.cfr.msstate.edu/forestry/graduate.asp) and the MSU Office of Graduate School (http://www.grad.msstate.edu).

MSU's department of forestry is unique in terms of its economics expertise and capacity. We currently have seven faculty with forestry economics backgrounds and three more that work extensively with those seven on problems related to forest management and economics. This group is also responsible for the administration of the International Society of Forest Resource Economics Annual Meeting and the committee is comprised of a rotating list of the faculty mentioned above.

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.

Required Education:

Candidates for this position with a bachelor's degree in Forestry, Economics, Agricultural Economics, Statistics, or a related field with strong knowledge in Econometric

Skills:

Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Economics, Agricultural Economics, Statistics, or a related field with knowledge in quantitative analysis. Some programming experience using statistical software (e.g., R or Python) and GIS would be preferred.

Salary:

The assistantship is a 2-year position and includes a stipend ($15,000 annually), tuition waiver, and insurance.


Apply By:12/22/2020

Email:bruno.silva@msstate.edu

Mailing:

775 Stone Blvd.


345 Thompson Hall


PO Box 9681


Mississippi State, MS 39762-9681


Posted By: Dr. Bruno Silva

Graduate Research Assistant Mississippi 9/21/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

Graduate Research Assistantship Position Available in the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University

The Measurements and Spatial Technologies Lab in the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University is seeking applicants for a funded M.S. assistantship. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Jia Yang on research topics focused in large-scale forest dynamics and afforestation using satellite remote sensing and ecosystem modeling approaches.

Candidates that are creative, independent and passionate about satellite remote sensing, forestry or ecology are encouraged to apply. Master’s Assistantships are 2-year positions and include stipend ($15,000 annually), tuition waiver and insurance. The ideal start date is January or August 2021 depending on the applicant.

Required qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in forestry, biology, ecology, geoscience, natural resource management or related field
  • Ability to meet all admissions requirements to the Department of Forestry M.S. program
  • Demonstrated excellence in English (written and oral) communication skills

Preferred qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm for problem solving and data analysis.
  • Interest or experiences in computer programming (such as C, C++, Fortran, Python, and R).

Information about the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University as well as admissions criteria can be found at https://www.cfr.msstate.edu/forestry/index.asp and http://www.grad.msstate.edu/. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Jia Yang by emailing a letter of interest, updated CV, undergraduate transcripts, and contact information for two references. Successful applicants will also be required to apply to the Graduate School at Mississippi State University. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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.

Contact Information:

Dr. Jia Yang
Assistant Professor
Department of Forestry
Mississippi State University
E-mail: jy576@msstate.edu

Required Education:

A bachelor's degree in forestry, biology, ecology, geoscience, natural resource management or related field

Skills:

Required qualifications:
A bachelor's degree in forestry, biology, ecology, geoscience, natural resource management or related field

Ability to meet all admissions requirements to the Department of Forestry M.S. program

Demonstrated excellence in English (written and oral) communication skills

Preferred qualifications:
Enthusiasm for problem solving and data analysis.

Interest or experiences in computer programming (such as C, C++, Fortran, Python, and R).

Salary:

Master's Assistantships are 2-year positions and
include stipend ($15,000 annually), tuition waiver and insurance. The ideal start date is January or August 2021 depending on the applicant.


Apply By:12/21/2020

Email:jy576@msstate.edu

Mailing:

775 Stone Blvd.


319 Thompson Hall


PO Box 9681


Mississippi State, MS 39762-9681


Posted By: Dr. Jia Yang

White-tailed Deer Capture Technicians Mississippi 9/18/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

This is a 2 month seasonal position working with Mississippi State University. Capture technicians will assist a graduate student with capture and collaring adult male and female white-tailed deer using dart rifles. Position duties include, but are not limited to: (1) monitoring trail cameras and bait at dart sites (2) sitting in “tree stands” with dart rifle capturing deer, and (3) interfacing with agency biologists and private landowners. Position start date is still pending, but the position will include most of December and January.

Location: Northern and western Mississippi

Salary: $10.00/hour and housing will be provided near the capture sites.

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or upper level status in wildlife biology, ecology, or related discipline. Applicants MUST have a valid driver's license. Preference will be given to candidates with ungulate capture and immobilization experience, field research background, and archery hunting experience.

Candidates must be able to take detailed field notes and follow strict capture protocols. Applicants must able to carry 50 lbs. of equipment two hundred yards over rough ground. Candidates should be prepared to work at night, on weekends, irregular hours, and live in close quarters as part of a team. An excellent work ethic is mandatory.

To apply, please send a resume and contact information for 3 references as a single PDF file to Luke Resop at lr1177@msstate.edu. For questions, call Luke at 717-339-9167.

Position will be filled as suitable candidates are found Start date: pending, but employment will include most of December and January

Application deadline: September 25 or until positions are filled


Apply By:9/25/2020


Posted By: KBrasher

Graduate Research Assistantship Mississippi 9/14/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

The Department of Forestry in the College of Forest Resources and the Forest and Wildlife Research Center at Mississippi State University is seeking applicants for a funded M.S. assistantship. The successful candidate will work under the direction of Dr. Eric McConnell in the area of forest business, which includes topics related to timberland investment, timber procurement, forest operations, forest real estate management, and forest taxation.

The research focus will be tailored to align with the program’s mission as well as the successful candidate's interests, strengths, and professional goals. The candidate will be expected to communicate his/her research results in writing through peer reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and/or Extension fact sheets and bulletins. Presentations at regional, national, and international meetings will also be required . Thus, applicants must be independent and passionate about furthering their education in forestry and forest business.

The assistantship is available beginning as early as January 2021 depending on the applicant. The 2 year position includes a stipend ($15,000 annually), tuition waiver, and insurance. Required

Required qualifications: 

  • A bachelor’s degree in forestry, natural resources, forest and bioproducts, or a related field, including but not limited to agricultural engineering or agricultural economics
  • Ability to meet all admissions requirements to the Department of Forestry M.S. program
  • Demonstrated excellence in English (written and oral) communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred qualifications:

  • Interest or experience in using Microsoft Excel, SAS, or other similar programs to solve research problems .
  • Exposure to drafting research articles, technical bulletins, or similar reports.

Information about the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University as well as admissions criteria can be found at https://www.cfr.msstate.edu/forestry/index.asp and http://www.grad.msstate.edu/. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Eric McConnell by emailing a short letter of interest, your resume, and unofficial undergraduate transcripts. Successful applicants will be required to apply to the Graduate School at Mississippi State University. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The application deadline for 2021 spring enrollment is November 1, 2020.

Contact Information:
Eric McConnell, Ph.D.
Department of Forestry
Forest and Wildlife Research Center
Box 9681
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Office: MSU Main Campus, Thompson Hall 365
E mail: eric.mcconnell@msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325 6340


Apply By:12/14/2020


Posted By: KBrasher

PhD Graduate Research Assistant Mississippi 9/9/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

One graduate research assistantship for the Ph.D. in Forest Management and Economics is available in the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University. The assistantship will include stipend, 100% tuition waiver, and reimbursement for cost of student health insurance policy. The successful candidate will work on research related to timber market in the US South, with specific focus on timber price trends and supply models.

Qualifications:
Candidates for this position must have a master's degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Forest Economics, Statistics, or related field with strong knowledge in Econometric. Excellent written and oral communication skills are expected. Some programming experience using statistical software (e.g., R or Python) and proficiency in GIS would be preferred.

To Apply
In order to be considered for this position, the following application materials must be submitted

  • A letter of interest (1 page maximum)
  • Resume/CV,
  • Unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)
  • GRE scores
  • Names and contact information of three references

Please send the package as a single PDF file to Dr. Silva and Dr. Tanger at  bruno.silva@msstate.edu and smt489@msstate.edu.

Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A full application to the Graduate School will be required for an official offer to be made.<

Additional information can be found at the MSU Department of Forestry website (https://www.cfr.msstate.edu/forestry/graduate.asp) and the MSU Office of Graduate School (http://www.grad.msstate.edu/).

MSU's department of forestry is unique in terms of its economics expertise and capacity. We currently have seven faculty with forestry economics backgrounds and three more that work extensively with those seven on problems related to forest management and economics. This group is also responsible for the administration of the International Society of Forest Resource Economics Annual Meeting and the committee is comprised of a rotating list of the faculty mentioned above.

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.

Required Education:

Candidates for this position must have a master's degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Forest Economics, Statistics, or related field with strong knowledge
in Econometric.

Required Experience:

Excellent written and oral communication skills are expected. Some programming experience using statistical software (e.g., R or Python) and proficiency in GIS would be preferred.

Skills:

Candidates for this position must have a master's degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Forest Economics, Statistics, or related field with strong knowledge in Econometric. Excellent written and oral communication skills are expected. Some programming experience using
statistical software (e.g., R or Python) and proficiency in GIS would be preferred.

Salary:

The assistantship will include stipend, 100% tuition waiver, and reimbursement for cost of student health insurance policy.


Apply By:12/9/2020

Email:bruno.silva@msstate.edu and smt489@msstate.edu

Mailing:

Mississippi State University


Department of Forestry


ATTN:  Dr. Bruno Silva


PO Box 9681


Mississippi State, MS 39762


Posted By: Bruno Kanieski da Silva

Invasive Species Conservation Practitioner II Mississippi 8/24/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:The Nature Conservancy

Location:Camp Shelby, Mississippi

Job Description:

Full position details are at https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/careers/ Click Current job opportunties and search for the position title.

The Invasive Species Conservation Practitioner II (ISCPII) performs land management activities.  The ISCPII controls exotic species and/or conducts species monitoring and also assist in floristic surveys, habitat monitoring, and other activities related to Longleaf Pine ecosystem conservation on Camp Shelby.  The ISCPII will assist in prescribed burns, maintain tools, equipment and databases.

Do not send application materials by email. Applicants must apply online.

Required Education:

See full posting at link.

Required Experience:

See full posting at link.

Skills:


  • Associates
    Degree or Bachelor of Science degree in botany/plant sciences,
    forestry, plant ecology, biology or natural resources; strong background
    in plant identification (including scientific names and using
    dichotomous keys) and 1 - 2 years’ experience in land management or
    related field. 

  • Experience working with herbicide application and invasive species management techniques.

  • Knowledge of the southeastern flora.

  • Experience with GPS units and ArcGIS software.              

  • Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems. 

  • Ability to meet annual training and health requirements for prescribed burning (moderate level at minimum).

  • Ability
    to safely operate and haul equipment (UTVs and ATVs) on a trailer.
    Ability to safely operate electrical and fuel powered tools and pumps.

  • See full posting for other details

  • Salary:

    Commensurate with education/experience.


    Apply By:9/30/2020

    Phone:6015582875

    Email:mlyman@tnc.org


    Posted By: Melinda Lyman

    M.Sc. Research Assistantship – Tidal Marsh Bird Ecology & Conservation Mississippi 8/4/2020 +
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    Categorized Under:

    Organization:Mississippi State

    Location:Biloxi, Mississippi

    Job Description:

    The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture and the Coastal Research and Extension Center at Mississippi State University are seeking a highly qualified and motivated M.Sc. to join our research team to study secretive marsh birds on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi as part of a multi-season, multi-year project. The broader project was established in response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill to assess, determine, and evaluate the abundance, distribution, and survivorship of secretive tidal marsh birds the Mississippi coast. The graduate student will aid in data collection for the broader project, in addition to developing a thesis project supporting select aspects of the larger study. Possible areas of research include survival and demographics of Seaside Sparrows and Clapper Rails and distribution and abundance of breeding marsh bird species. Duties will include, but not be limited to: conducting marsh bird point-transect surveys, capture and banding of Clapper Rails and Seaside Sparrows; nest monitoring for these two species; sampling vegetation; data entry and management; and assisting the project manager with maintaining field equipment. The graduate student will be part of a research team monitoring secretive marsh birds in non-breeding and breeding seasons. They will be expected to communicate with and coordinate seasonal efforts with the project manager and when needed, assist as crew leader to ensure field sampling and data management protocols are meeting project standards. Some activities will be strenuous with conditions in salt marshes being hot, humid, and involving biting insects. All aspects of field work will require walking in the marsh through potentially thick mud and dense vegetation.

    Minimum qualifications: B.S. with a minimum 3.0 GPA in wildlife, biology, zoology, ecology, or closely related field and relevant experience with bird sampling and demonstrated interest in wildlife research. Prefer a candidate with previous experience in at least one of the following areas: conducting bird point counts and/or banding of secretive marsh birds, nest searching and monitoring, boat operation and maintenance, towing trailers, and data analysis. Demonstrated responsibility conducting unsupervised field work, effective leadership of field technicians, a positive attitude and strong work ethic are also characteristics of a the type of graduate student that would sit well in our lab. To apply, please email the following: (1) cover letter; (2) resume or CV; (3) email and phone numbers for three references; (4) a copy of university transcripts and GRE scores with the email subject “Phase 2 Masters Student” to Dr. Mark Woodrey at Mark.Woodrey@msstate.edu. Any questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Woodrey or the project manager Jared Feura (jfeura@gmail.com).


    Apply By:11/4/2020


    Posted By: KBrasher