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Postdoctoral Fellow I

Employer
Utah State University
Location
Logan, Utah, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jan 28, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Forestry
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Fellowship
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Overview:

The Utah Forest Institute at Utah State University is seeking a Post-Doctoral Scholar to research fire and forest health in Utah. The Utah Forest Institute is housed in the S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources at Utah State University.

Responsibilities:

The person hired for this position will serve as the principal fire analyst for the Utah Forest Institute reporting to the Director, Utah Forest Institute. Responsibilities will include:

Coordinating the development of a Landsat-derived fire severity dataset for all fires ≥40 ha in the state of Utah

Training, and supervising part-time undergraduate technicians to assist with this work

Designing and implementing field sampling to calibrate satellite-derived metrics with actual on-the-ground conditions in all Utah forest types

Writing and publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts on fire and forest health based on the Utah fire atlas and Utah on-the-ground data

Some travel will be required to train field crews at the beginning of each field season and to present results to other Institutes and agencies

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in biology, forestry, or environmental sciences

Demonstrated ability to publish peer-reviewed manuscripts

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with R, MySQL, Dreamweaver and ESRI software

One full summer of field work in ecological research or land management

Experience with pre-fire and post-fire vegetation and fuels sampling

Required Documents:

Along with the online application, please attach:

Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under "Resume/RESUME"

Transcripts(s) to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under "Documents 1-10"

Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

Document size may not exceed 10 MB.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

ADA:

Indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

Outdoors, incumbents may not be protected from weather conditions and may be exposed to extreme heat and extreme cold. Additionally, indoor or outdoor work environments may include being confined or in narrow spaces for periods of time. The incumbent may also be exposed to loud noises or vibrations from equipment, and conditions that may affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation. Bending, crawling, and crouching may be required. Incumbents may be required to lift, push, and/or pull objects up to 50 pounds and be required to walk and/or stand for long periods of time.

College/Department Highlights:

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University Highlights:

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah's land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State's statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. in 2019 and the in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found .

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful ; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU's non-discrimination policies:

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USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.
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