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MS Graduate Research Assistantship Mississippi 11/7/2022 +
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Organization:Dept Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture; Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

 

Responsibilities: Conduct research on retrospective movement of fish through analysis of trace elements (e.g., Sr, Ba) in fish calcified structures (pectoral fin spines of sturgeon). Study will have application to conservation and management of wild fish populations.

Start date: January 2023

 

Required Education:

Bachelor's degree in fisheries, conservation biology, geosciences or geochemistry or related field 

Required Experience:


Preferred qualifications: knowledge of fisheries
biology, geochemistry, microchemistry analysis, and statistical analysis


Skills:

Bachelor’s degree in fisheries, conservation biology, geosciences or geochemistry or related field with competitive GPA and GRE
scores.

Salary:

Stipend, tuition waiver, health insurance fee


Apply By:12/1/2022

Phone:6623254768

Email:peter.allen@msstate.edu

Mailing:

Peter Allen


PO Box 9690


Dept. Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture


Mississippi State, MS 39762


Posted By: Peter Allen

Postdoctoral Associate Mississippi 10/28/2022 +
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Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Moss Point, Mississippi

Job Description:

Position Function:
This is a full-time benefits eligible position with a primary duty station at the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (GNDNERR) near Moss Point, MS that is administratively associated with the MSU Coastal and Marine Extension Program (CMEP). This position reports to both the GNDNERR Director and MSU CMEP Director. The primary function of this position is to provide leadership and support to the GNDNERR in fulfilling its grant obligations and organizational mission. The scope of work for this position involves interpretation of multi-faceted programmatic activities with state, regional, and national impact; providing leadership and guidance to staff; developing and implementing externally-funded grant projects that address the management objectives and research priorities of the GNDNERR; formulating strategic objectives and implementation plans to accomplish the work; maintaining a research project and publication database; managing budgets and project activities and personnel; providing support for outreach activities; technical oversight of major program initiatives; coordination of the work with internal and external NERR partners; and other duties as assigned. This position is tentatively funded for 2 years but may be extended.

Department Profile:
Mississippi State University’s Coastal and Marine Extension Program (CMEP) is seeking a postdoctoral associate to serve as the research coordinator for the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (GNDNERR). The administrative office for CMEP is at the MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, MS; however, the primary duty station for this position will be the GNDNERR located 6005 Bayou Heron Rd, Moss Point, MS.

Area of Specialization:
Ecology and management of coastal uplands, estuaries, or marine ecosystems; geology; coastal engineering; restoration ecology or related discipline

Anticipated Appointment Date:
January 1, 2023.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Establishes and maintains scientific expertise, credentials, and integrity to address the research and management priorities of the GNDNERR in partnerships with other professionals. Recommends processes and procedures for the efficient and expeditious operation of the research sector. Performs a variety of administrative tasks dealing with fiscal management, strategic planning, legal compliances, and programmatic functions including but not limited to grant writing. Develops the management priorities for the GNDNERR in coordination with the GNDNERR staff. Success in securing extramural funding in support of the GNDNERR. Collaborate with MSU faculty/staff and other partners to secure extramural funding and to support and enhance the mission of GNDNERR. Providing leadership in developing and executing research projects. Coordinates with the other NERRs on projects and priorities of national significance. Serves as a mentor to MSU and GNDNERR scientists. Maintains a close confidential relationship jointly with the Directors of the GNDNERR and CMEP.

Candidates must have outstanding verbal and written communication skills and the assessment and analytical techniques, and skills required to develop and deliver a research program to fulfill job responsibilities. The successful applicant is expected to adhere to the spirit and the intent of the Mississippi State University’s Guidelines for Employee Conduct. Available: https://www.policies.msstate.edu/policy/60401 The following competencies describe the knowledge, skills, abilities, and attributes that may lead to a successful employee in this position. The successful applicant will be expected to exhibit these competencies or the ability to reach competency achievement within a specified time. These competencies are linked to the essential functions of the job. The employee in this position may be evaluated on these competencies as part of the performance appraisal system. Example behaviors are listed below and are used for illustrative purposes only. Failure of an employee to successfully demonstrate some or all these competencies may result in the employee being placed on a performance improvement plan. These competencies include, but are not limited to, the following. High Level of Integrity, Strong Work Ethic, Service Orientation, Accountability, Self-Management Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Communication Skills, Self-Development, Workflow Management, Problem Solving/Decision Making, Stakeholder Relations.

Minimum Qualifications:
A doctoral degree in a relevant field from an accredited four-year college or university. The ability to successfully obtain and manage extramural funding and publish peer-reviewed journal articles. Familiarity with northern Gulf coast ecosystems, organizations, and agencies.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS): Yes.

Preferred Qualifications:
One (1) year experience in an administrative, professional capacity supervising and coordinating a variety of functions in an area of work related to the functional responsibility of the GNDNERR.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The individual should be self-motivated, fit well in a multidisciplinary team environment, and exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to publish scholarly publications and peer-reviewed journal articles. Knowledge and skills in using Microsoft Office Suites especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint; knowledge and skills in using ArcGIS or equivalent; knowledge and skills in analytical / statistics software; knowledge and skills in multiple document/project management/sharing platforms; Ability to develop and maintain diverse and robust partnerships.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions;
  • Ability to work long hours;
  • Requires routine travel, including some overnight trips Instructions for

Applying:
Link to apply: http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/

Apply online at www.jobs.msstate.edu by submitting a cover letter, vitae, statement of research addressing GNDNERR management and research needs (see GNDNERR Draft Management Plan at www.grandbaynerr.org), copy of your transcripts, and up to three letters of recommendation (sent separately by your references) to: Dr. Eric Sparks at eric.sparks@msstate.edu

Any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online.

Screening Date: November 9, 2022 until filled.

Restricted Clause: Position is contingent upon continued availability of funding.


Apply By:12/9/2022


Posted By: KBrasher

Assistant/Associate Professor-Forest Health/Silviculture Mississippi 10/25/2022 +
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Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

Position: Full-time, 12-month, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Department of Forestry, College of Forest Resources, on Mississippi State University’s main campus in Starkville, MS. The appointment will be 88% Extension and 12% Teaching. The anticipated start date can be negotiated when a formal offer is made.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. degree with a specialization in silviculture, forest management, or related field, with at least one degree in forestry from an accredited professional forestry program. Formal education should reflect an emphasis in silviculture, forest management, and/or related aspects of forest health and/or forest biology. Importance will be placed on demonstrated excellence in program team participation, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills. All but dissertation (ABD) applicants are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications: Education and experience in stand management, managing and assessing signs, symptoms, and impacts of biotic (e.g., forest insects and pathogens) and abiotic (e.g., fire, wind, drought, water) disturbances, vegetation management, and forest regeneration. An established record of scholarly publications; demonstrated ability or potential to secure extramural funding; experience in teaching at the university level in on-campus and distance-learning formats. Professional experience or willingness to effectively working as part of an Extension team; a willingness to spend time away from campus, which will include some late nights and weekends.

Responsibilities and Function: The successful candidate will participate in the Department's statewide forestry Extension and research program in the specialized areas of silviculture, forest health, and related subjects. Responsibilities include assessing the educational needs of various forestry audiences and constituencies along with planning, developing, and implementing educationalprograms to meet the needs of targeted audiences. Travel related to stakeholder educational programming is expected. Program methods and techniques will include short courses, workshops, field days, participation in professional meetings and conferences, demonstrations, mass media, publications, in-service training, and individual contacts. Audiences and collaborators will include landowners, natural resources professionals, public and private organizations, 4-H and youth organizations, and the general public. Evaluating program quality and effectiveness over the short, intermediate, and long terms will be an essential duty to ensure accountability and programimprovement.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized Extension program-both applied research and outreach-in silviculture and/or forest health. The candidate will also be expected to seek and obtain extramural funding to sustain their Extension program. In addition, one course per year will be taught that supports the Department of Forestry’s academic programs that can potentially also meet graduate-level campus and distance-learning forestry requirements. In-service education to external audiences will also be provided. Opportunities exist for research collaboration with College of Forest Resources faculty, federal and state agencies, forest industry, resource managers, and private landowners.

Department of Forestry: The Department of Forestry is one of three departments in the College of Forest Resources and the Mississippi State University’s Forest and Wildlife Research Center. The Department has two SAF-accredited undergraduate degree programs (Forestry and Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation), offers MS and PhD degrees in Forestry, conducts research, and houses Mississippi’s Extension programs in forestry. The Department has excellent facilities in Thompson Hall on the campus of Mississippi State University. A new multi-million-dollar greenhouse complex dedicated to forestry is now completed and will provide multiple environments for research. The MSU John W. Starr Memorial Forest, an 8,244-acre research, teaching, and demonstration forest; the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge; and Tombigbee National Forest are each near the University and used for teaching, research,and outreach activities. The University also owns Bulldog Forest properties throughout the state that may be available for research activities. Mississippi State University is a Carnegie Very High Research Activity (R1) institution and a land grant university which includes the Mississippi State University Extension Service. The University is located inStarkville, a beautiful college town in northeast Mississippi (www.msstate.edu/web/about).

Application Procedure: Screening of applicants will continue until a suitable applicant is found. Applications must be made through the Mississippi State University Careers website via the link https://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/en-us/listing/(search PARF Number 503909), where the full description can be viewed. Applicants should complete the online application and provide pdf files ofa cover letter of application; curriculum vitae; copies of unofficial transcripts for all degrees with social security numbers redacted (official will be required upon hire); statements of 1) research and 2) outreach and teaching (1 page each); and contact information for three references. Questions may be directed to:

Dr. Eric McConnell (eric.mcconnell@msstate.edu)
Department of Forestry, Mississippi State University


Apply By:1/25/2023


Posted By: KBrasher

Urban Forester/Arborist Mississippi 10/10/2022 +
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Organization:Fulgham's Inc.

Location:Tupelo, Mississippi

Job Description:

Fulgham’s Inc. (FI) is an established urban forestry management company that provides arboriculture-based consulting and maintenance services regionally in the southeastern United States.

Position Description:
The open position is for an Urban Forester/Arborist. Within this position, the employee will be expected to thoroughly learn all aspects of our daily operation including best management practices for ground penetrating radar root/trunk scans, tree inventories, tree risk assessment, plant diagnostics, consulting reports and management plans, and aid in completion of sales and plant health care services. The employee will be expected to continually train as a consulting arborist and eventually manage a sales territory.

Desirable Employee Traits: The desired traits that Fulgham’s Inc. is looking for include but are not limited to:

  1. Friendly. Our main job is to be a friend to our clients.
  2. Passion for communicating with clients and developing long term relationships.
  3. Self-motivation and self-management.
  4. Passion for trees and outdoors
  5. Hard work ethic (this is not a 9-5 job; it is seasonal and sometimes requires long hours.)
  6. Knowledge of mechanical issues.
  7. Excellent computer skills.
  8. Willingness to travel when necessary.
  9. Excellent grades and positive references from former employers.

Salary:
Startup salary, commission and benefits is based on experience, certifications and license obtained. Pay increases will come with the growth of sales revenue in addition of job experience, more knowledge, and more certification within the field of arboriculture.

Please send resumes to David Fulgham at david@fulghamsinc.com. Please call my cell number 662.255.5127 if you have any questions. I always appreciate your questions and concerns.

 


Apply By:1/10/2023


Posted By: KBrasher

Forestry Opportunity Internship and Scholarship Mississippi 10/10/2022 +
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Organization:Green Diamond

Location:Meridian, Mississippi

Job Description:

Program Details
The purpose of the Green Diamond Opportunity Internship Program is to expand and enrich Green Diamond by supporting outstanding students from various cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, with diverse talents, interests, and life experiences whose educational pursuits align with our business. The Opportunity Program is intended for students who are currently pursuing academic degrees in an accredited college of forestry or natural resources and to help them achieve their academic goals.

Diverse thinkers of all backgrounds will be considered. Examples of those diverse backgrounds include, but are not limited to the following: Ethnicity, first language, family composition, gender, first-generation college attendee, or geographic background. We will not illegally discriminate.

Internship
Preferred fields of study include forestry, fisheries, wildlife biology, or relevant Natural Resource based disciplines. Successful candidates will be selected for a paid internship lasting up to 12-weeks.

Scholarship
Interns will be required to submit a secondary application near the end of the internship to be considered for the scholarship. If awarded, the scholarship will be up to $3,000.

Location & Housing
This internship is located in Meridian, MS. Housing or a stipend towards housing may be available for interns out of the area.

Timing
This posting is open until December 30, 2022. Applicants will be contacted mid-January regarding their status in the process.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION
Who you are:
You have completed your first year of college and are ready to start exploring possible career options. You are an avid learner, inquisitive and enjoy variety in your work. You are dependable and aren’t afraid to ask questions and ask for help when needed. Most of all you enjoy being outdoors and are excited about working in an industry that offers you that opportunity.

What the job is:
During this internship you will learn how a working forest is managed, below are a few examples of the kind of work you’ll gain exposure to: • Participate in forest management activities, including working with contractors who conduct harvest and silviculture activities across the area.

  • Help assess units, layout boundaries and conduct surveys.
  • Flagging boundaries, stream protection zones, property lines, wildlife retention areas, tree marking, and stream classification.
  • Assist with site prep program.
  • Conduct stocking surveys.
  • Use GIS and other data collection systems for harvest and inventory activities.

If any of this is new to you, that’s ok, we’ll teach you everything you need to know to safely do your work.

Who you will work with:
Day-to-day you’ll work with our team of foresters, who will train you on everything you need to know throughout your internship. You’ll also have the opportunity to interact with other departments across the division including GIS and inventory.

Where you’ll work:
This internship is based out of our office in Meridian, MS. There will be time spent in the office, however, a considerable amount of time will be spent working in the field.

Who Green Diamond is:
We grow and nurture forests, a renewable resource to build homes, schools, and household necessities, harnessing carbon every single day we operate. We’re a family-owned company that is guided by our values of environmental stewardship and supporting our local communities. We do what’s right, even when it is the harder path to follow. We focus on the health and safety of our people first – by taking care of all our resources, we plan to be here for another 130 years.


Apply By:12/30/2022


Posted By: KBrasher

Ph.D. Assistantship Mississippi 9/16/2022 +
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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