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.
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
PhD in biology, forestry, or environmental sciences
Demonstrated ability to publish peer-reviewed manuscripts
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
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.
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
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.
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