Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for four consecutive years.The School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS), a unit within the College of the Environment, supports 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. 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.The School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS) currently has an outstanding opportunity for a part time Research Scientist/Engineer - Assistant.This position supports research that seeks to quantify forest stand dynamics in order to estimate and forecast outcomes of silviculture treatments and regimes, to predict changes in forest resources under changing climate and under other changing environmental conditions, and to derive relationships and models to support sustainability, particularly so to support sustainable forestry. This work builds on the scientific basis for understanding, managing, and maintaining forest resources in the state, the region, the nation, and the world.Major duties and responsibilities:Assists in conducting experiments or tests in field and laboratory settings that involve accurate measurement and collection of data for research on the effects of silviculture treatments and soil amendments on vegetation. (55%)Contributes data for use in reports and scientific publications (10%)Uses knowledge of scientific research to solve well defined problems in field and laboratory settings. (10%)Assists with development of field and laboratory data collection tools and protocols. (5%)Assists in maintaining up to date inventory of field and laboratory equipment and supplies. (5%)Establishes productive relationships with co-workers, and collaborators to accomplish team objectives. (5%)Follows safety protocols and fosters a safe working environment (5%)Performs related duties as required. (5%)Minimum Requirements:Bachelor's degree in Forest Engineering, Engineering, Forest Science / Management or relevant related field and three months to one year of experienceValid driver's licenseBasic knowledge of most current forest field equipment, including Juniper System's mobile computers, GIS/GPS, data collection software, chainsaw usage. Demonstrated ability to conduct research-grade environmental measurements in forest environments.Demonstrated ability to work safely in remote and challenging terrain. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form, and keep organized.Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.Strong communication and interpersonal skills including with research scientists and ability to edit technical documentation.Proficiency with MS Office Products (especially Excel). Working knowledge of western tree species identification. Desirable skills:Wilderness First Aid certificationSincere interest in learning about natural resource management, forestry applications, silviculture and soil science. Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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