Quantitative Ecologist Position: ~ Bioblogia.net

12 de julio de 2006

Quantitative Ecologist Position:

Applications are invited for a quantitative ecologist position with the
USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, in
Wenatchee, Washington.

The successful candidate will work with research scientists at the
Wenatchee Forestry Sciences Lab to develop study plans, obtain
research funding, analyze datasets, and report research results
in the fields of forest ecology, fire ecology, and landscape ecology.
Current areas of active research include: 1) post-fire rehabilitation
and restoration in dry forest ecosystems; 2) use of prescribed fire
and mechanical treatments for reducing fuels and altering vegetation
structure in dry forests; 3) reconstructing historical fire regimes, and
4) forest responses to climatic variability and climatic change.
This position may be filled at the masters or doctoral level, with
greater emphasis on research synthesis and publication expected
at the doctoral level.

The successful candidate will be well-versed in the principles of
forest and fire ecology, and proficient in statistical analysis of
ecological data, GIS analysis of spatial data, and management of
large datasets. Strong oral and written communication skills are
also required. Knowledge of advanced statistical methods,
demonstrated success publishing research results in scientific
journals, and prior experience in dendrochronology are preferred,
but not required. See the vacancy announcement on USAJOBS
for minimum education and experience requirements.

This position is funded for an initial period of 13 months, but may be
extended for up to four years, depending on performance and
availability of funding. The preferred starting date is August or
September of 2006. Starting salary is expected to be $42,955 per
year, plus benefits.

To apply, visit USAJOBS (www.usajobs.opm.gov), search for
vacancy announcement number ADS06-PNW-MDR-491D, and
follow the link to apply through Avue Digital Services (ADS).
Questions regarding this position may be directed to
Dave Peterson (davepeterson@fs.fed.us).

David W. Peterson
Research Forester, USDA Forest Service
Forestry Sciences Laboratory
1133 N. Western Avenue
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Phone: 509-664-1727
FAX: 509-665-8362
E-mail: davepeterson@fs.fed.us

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