Position: The Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change (ASCC) project is a collaborative effort to establish a series of experimental silvicultural trials across a network of different forest ecosystem types throughout the United States. Scientists, land managers, and a variety of partners have developed five initial trial sites as part of this multi-region study to research long-term ecosystem responses to a range of climate change adaptation actions. As the first five ASCC sites move forward with implementation and monitoring over the long-term, and as the ASCC Network continues to grow in scope, there is a critical need to support cross-site research at the national level, as well as site-level data collection and project oversight. The Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship at Colorado State University (CSU) seeks an individual with a strong silviculture background, manuscript and grant writing skills, and an interest in climate change adaptation and mitigation research to explore pressing land management questions. This research will help fill a critical gap as land management agencies attempt to adapt forest ecosystems to changing climatic conditions.
Major Duties and Responsibilities: The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for leading the development of new, cross-site research for the Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change (ASCC) project to provide land managers on-the-ground examples of climate change adaptation actions. The researcher will develop and write grant applications to explore cross-site research questions pertaining to the ASCC project that lead to the publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts. This position will also assist with cross-site maintenance and long-term data collection to promote the advancement of climate-adaptive silviculture research and outreach at the national level.
Required Qualifications: Completed PhD in forestry, natural resources, or a related field completed by start date.
Highly Desirable Criteria:
• Prior experience with grant proposal development, writing, and project implementation.
• Evidence of scientific and technical writing for peer-reviewed publication.
• Demonstrated interpersonal, oral presentation, and written communication skills in natural resource topics to diverse groups of technical and non-technical audiences.
• Experience with data management, database applications, and statistical analysis of ecological datasets.
• Demonstrated understanding of silvicultural methods and treatments at the stand and landscape scales.
• Knowledge of climate science pertaining to ecosystems and adaptation strategies.
• Experience conducting ecological field research in forested ecosystems with knowledge of North American forest types.
• Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, and manage multiple work projects and types of activities with attention to detail and within project deadlines.
Application: To apply and view a full position announcement please visit:
https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/57888 by July 30, 2018 for full consideration.
Application materials consist of the following: CV, letter of interest, and names of three references.
For questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Linda Nagel: Linda.Nagel@colostate.edu
CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.