Employment Opportunities in FERM

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NEW! Positions Available in Forest Biometrics and Measurments Lab

The Forest Biometrics and Measurements Lab at Oregon State University seeks a highly motivated research associate with a background in forest biometrics or geospatial analysis to work on a collaborative LiDAR project.  The project also has a Graduate Assistantship that would allow the recipient to pursue a full-time course of study leading to a PhD degree in Forest Measurements and Analyses.

Research Associate closing date: Nov. 15, 2017
Graduate Assistantship closing date: Dec. 15, 2017

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NEW! FERM Department Head Search

The College of Forestry at Oregon State University seeks a Department Head for the Forest Engineering, Resources and Management Department. The College of Forestry is one of the world's premier education, research, and outreach institutions. We invite you to submit nominations or an application to join our leadership team and contribute to our mission focused on the relationship between healthy ecosystems, communities, people and businesses. 

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PhD-level Graduate Assistantship, Vegetation Management / Ecophysiology

Dr. Carlos A. Gonzalez-Benecke in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management is accepting applications for a PhD student to participate in a project evaluating the physiological mechanisms behind observed differences in productivity and survival of conifer seedlings growing under different levels of vegetation management. The project aims to better understand the effects of vegetation management treatments on the soil and plant water relations of conifer plantations in the Pacific North West by analyzing conifer seedling and competing vegetation interactions during the first two years after planting. Measurements will include, among others ecophysiological assessments, soil moisture, plant water potential and biomass growth of both, conifer seedlings and competing vegetation. The student will be expected to produce compelling scientific articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Sustainable Forest Management position is fully funded for three years. Includes an annual stipend plus tuition and fees, and involves collaboration with researchers at the College of Forestry at Oregon State University. The successful student will have the opportunity to work with members of the Vegetation Management Research Cooperative (VMRC). The VMRC consists of private companies, public land management agencies and scientists from Oregon State University that are working together to conduct applied forest regeneration research.

Application deadline: March 01, 2017 (or until position filled)

Starting date: Fall 2017 (classes start on September 20, 2017).

Please send a letter of interest, a CV/resume that includes contact information for three references, and copies of transcripts and GRE scores (if available, unofficial is fine) to: carlos.gonzalez@oregonstate.edu

Dr. Carlos A. Gonzalez-Benecke
Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management / Oregon State University

Postdoctoral position in Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) remote sensing

A postdoctoral position is available to take part in founding as NSF funded research facility for applying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for landscape remote sensing at Oregon State University. The landscapes will cover a range of cover types and features. The primary UAS sensors will include high-speed pressure/temperature/humidity, optical, LiDAR, near infrared, and thermal. A primary research objective is to develop high resolution spatial databases for Center for Transformative Environmental Monitoring Programs (www.CTEMPs.org).
Candidates must possess a PhD degree in Geomatics, Engineering, or related field that supports UAS applications. Interested candidates should send their application, curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a brief description of research interests, and two letters of recommendations to:

Michael Wing
Peavy Hall 280, FERM
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331

For further details, please feel free to contact:

Michael Wing
Aerial Information System Lab Director

John Selker
co-Director, CTEMPs.org

Closing date: June 1, 2016 or until position is filled.

The Institute for Working Forest Landscapes (IWFL) at Oregon State University invites applications for the position of Post-Doctoral Fellow in Forest Value Chain Optimization. The IWFL is a new Center of Excellence in the College of Forestry that was created to conduct interdisciplinary research in four thematic areas: ecosystem resilience, healthy communities, innovative forest products, and intensive forest management.  The scientist in Forest Supply Chain Optimization will develop new methods to increase the productivity and value realization of forest products with the twin goals of increasing the competitiveness of local manufacturing and improve the resilience of forest landscapes. The fellow will work closely with scientists in wood products, business, engineering and industrial ecology.  Applicants should have at least one degree in forestry, expertise in modeling and optimization, or industrial ecology.

NOTE: This is a Post-Doctoral Fellow Opportunity, not an employment opportunity.

Minimum Qualifications:
Earned PhD in Forest Economics, Forest Operations, Wood Products, or related education.
Prior experience is preferred.

To apply, please provide the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three references

For more information or to apply, please contact: Dr. Thomas Maness (Thomas.Maness@oregonstate.edu),
or Dr. John Sessions (John.Sessions@oregonstate.edu), College of Forestry, Oregon State University.


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