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The School of Environmental and Forest Sciences has an opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer 2. This position will contribute to the success of the wildfire and smoke emissions research conducted by a collaboration between the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and the PNW Research Station. The incumbent will provide technical expertise in support of a fire, fuels, smoke emissions, and combustion research group composed of university faculty, research staff, graduate students, and scientists from cooperating agencies and contractors. Specifically this position will serve as the GIS and statistical lead for the research team, leading and implementing the design and programming of GIS based analyses and programs as well as performing statistical data analyses. The position requires independent planning, prioritizing, and execution of projects and tasks under the general direction of a School of Environmental and Forest Science (SEFS) faculty member and a PNW Research Station scientist representing the interests of the AirFire group. The position will develop solutions for the efficient use of GIS and statistical techniques within individual research projects and optimize resources shared among several research projects.
The School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS), a unit within the College of the Environment, with a vibrant, diverse, and growing academic community of more than 400 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. Established in 1907 as one of the oldest units on the UW campus and one of the original natural resource programs in the country, our vision is to provide world-class, internationally recognized knowledge and leadership for environmental and natural resource issues. The School of Environmental and Forest Sciences was rated among the top 3 forest science graduate programs in the United States in a report released by the National Research Council in 2010. The most recent edition of the Gourman Report rates the School as having the # 1 graduate and # 7 undergraduate forestry programs in the nation.
SEFS teaching, research and outreach programs focus on sustainability in natural and managed environments that include wilderness and park-like ecosystems, intensively managed planted forests, and urban ecosystems. The School has 6 Centers and 10 Programs, plus 9 self-sustaining cost centers.
This position will have primary responsibility for all phases of GIS development that will be deployed on multiple computer platforms or via web-based technologies.
Responsible for all phases of R-based statistical analysis and development that will be deployed on multiple platforms or via web-based technologies and published in scientific journals.
Support principal investigators on project management and interface with a group of research scientists, federal cooperators, and contractors.
Write internal/technical documentation as well as contribute to external scientific documentation including peer-reviewed research papers.
Prepare and manage data including collecting, cleaning, organizing, and maintaining datasets.
Prepare metadata for the completed research projects following the federal requirements or those from funding agencies.
Provide technical assistance and support to other projects underway within the group.
Maintain and document projects as necessary.
Perform related duties as required.
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Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.