OSU Post-doc Position in Forest Watershed Science

Job Close Date: 
July 6, 2013 - 11:59pm

The Plum Creek Post-doc position in Forest Watershed Science has been posted and interested people can apply through the OSU Human Resources Jobs page (http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/). This position will focus on fish ecology and will actively participate in the interdisciplinary forest, fisheries and watershed research community.

The recruitment is open until 7/6/2013 - it's been extended beyond it's original close date of June 22nd. Questions about the position may be addressed to lisa.ganio@oregonstate.edu A short introduction to the position is listed below and more details about the position are included on the OSU Jobs page.

Lisa M. Ganio, Associate Professor
Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society Oregon State University, Corvallis Oregon
(541) 737-6577


The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Plum Creek Research Associate (Post Doc) in Forest Watershed Science. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head. This position will focus on fish ecology and will actively participate in the interdisciplinary forest, fisheries and watershed research community.

The College of Forestry is central to a large forestry research community in Corvallis, Oregon that focuses on the ecology, management and human dimensions of forested systems. In addition to strong ties to the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at OSU, collaborating partners include the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service's Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Forest and Rangeland Ecosystems Science Center and the Western Ecology Division of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

The incumbent in this position is expected to publish and conduct research on the effects of forest management on stream fishes in collaboration with principal investigators at Oregon State University and cooperating entities. The incumbent will be responsible for synthesizing existing ecological data and producing manuscripts for the peer-reviewed literature.

Minimum Requirements: Ph.D degree in ecology, fisheries, wildlife science, forestry, statistics or a related field. Demonstrated competence and experience with ecological research and high-level statistical analysis of ecological or fisheries data. Strong oral and written communication skills including demonstrated ability to produce publication quality manuscripts. Demonstrated ability to integrate across scientific disciplines, think critically and problem-solve effectively. Demonstrated ability to develop and pursue original research ideas. Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal direction and collaborate effectively in a research team. Experience using spatial statistics, hierarchical modeling and Bayesian statistics. Experience with statistical computing software such as R, Winbugs or SAS.

Preferred Qualifications: Advanced coursework in statistical data analysis. Familiarity with decision theory and its application to ecological systems and analysis. Familiarity with optimization theory. Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and the interface of GIS software and statistical software packages. A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Application Procedure: To view the posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/ and search for posting # 0010785
Special Instructions to Applicants: When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
1) A resume/CV that includes the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone contact numbers (Upload as 'Other Document' if not included with your resume/vitae).
2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.
3) A PDF of your thesis or a more recent publication (peer-reviewed preferred). (Upload as Other document.)
4) Transcripts must be submitted for all required and/or related courses. All courses must be from accredited colleges, universities, or private vocational schools.
**The online application system will allow you to attach your thesis or recent publication and transcripts if the PDF file is 5MB or less. If over 5MB in size, submit to contact person listed. Transcripts must be received by the closing date.

For additional information regarding the position, please contact: Lisa Ganio, (541) 737-6577, Lisa.Ganio@oregonstate.edu
If mailing thesis, publications or transcripts, please send to:
Forest Engineering, Resources and Management - Oregon State University
Attn: Lisa Ganio
280 Peavy Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331