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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 in the College of the Environment has an outstanding opportunity for a 50% FTE Research Scientists/Engineer 3. The individual in this position will conduct environmental research specializing in climate change impacts, landscape ecology, and conservation planning.
The research projects supported by this position explore the impacts of land-use change and climate change in conservation targets and develop new research methods for assessing ecological conditions. The work will inform the actions of conservation organizations and state agencies and will advance the science of conservation and natural resource planning in the face of climate change.
Job duties include:
Design field studies, collect data, and plan and conduct data analyses using a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods
Develop novel modeling approaches for assessing climate change impacts to species
Develop science strategies and recommendations for climate change adaptation and conservation planning
Conduct systematic literature review(s) of the ecological, forestry, and social sciences literature
Present research results at scientific conferences
Produce scientific papers as a lead or co-author and manage the journal submission and manuscript revision process
Communicate scientific results to stakeholders, including but not limited to: academic collaborators, state, federal, tribal organizations, and the general public
Manage sub-contractors and research technicians for ecological assessment projects
Maintain communication and cooperative working relationships with research teams composed of social and ecological scientists, natural resource managers, and conservation practitioners
Identify research opportunities
Assist or lead in the production of grant proposals
Manage grant funding under the direction/approval of a Principal Investigator
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Master's Degree in Ecology, Conservation, or a Natural Resource-related field with 3 or more years of research experience.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
Doctoral Degree in Ecology, Conservation, or a Natural Resource related field with 2 years of post-doctoral research experience
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Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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