Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The University of Washington's School of Environmental and Forest Sciences within the College of the Environment aims to provide world-class, internationally recognized knowledge and leadership for environmental and natural resource issues. Our programs focus on the sustainable development of products from natural resources and the sustainable management of environments that range from wilderness and park- like ecosystems to intensively managed forests and urban environments.
The School of Environmental and Forest Sciences has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time(50% FTE) Research Scientists/Engineer 4. The individual in this position will conduct interdisciplinary research on social and ecological dimensions of forest management and conservation with a focus on forests in the western U.S.
This position will provide leadership and support for a diversity of projects:
Utilization of LiDAR and other remotely sensed data-sets for multi-scale assessment and management of large landscapes in the western US to improve resilience, ecological function, and habitat.
Development of management applications and tools to integrate LiDAR information into forest management.
Monitoring of vegetation effects of forest restoration treatments on the Colville National Forest.
Developing new, landscape level tools and approaches for post-fire management.
Job duties include:
Lead, design, and conduct complex research projects, including development of new methodologies, data analysis, and synthesis of results.
Produce scientific papers as a lead or co-author and manage the journal submission and manuscript revision process
Develop new tools and field applications from research results to address forest management challenges.
Work with forest managers and stakeholders to assist with operationalization of new applications.
Present research results and new tools at scientific and forest management oriented conferences and technical workshops.
Manage multiple complex research projects, including planning, scheduling, over site and communication with research partners.
Identify and initiate new research opportunities and support the production of technical and grant proposals to renew and obtain new sources of funding.
Supervise the work of staff, research assistants, and students in data collection, analysis, and writing.
Advise and assist undergraduate and Masters in Forest Resources students with capstone projects.
Manage grant funding under the direction/approval of a Principal Investigator
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PhD in forest ecology or forest management and at least 4 years of related work experience.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a dynamic team environment.
Experience working with and managing large, long-term data sets derived from field experiments and observational studies.
Competence with qualitative and quantitative data analysis and associated software including R, SigmaPlot, and Atlas.ti or NVivo.
Working knowledge of current restoration and management issues in both east- and west-side forests of the Pacific Northwest.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
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Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.