The Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia is searching for a Research Professional to assist in coordinating forest business-related research working in a team environment under the leadership of faculty in the Harley Langdale Jr. Center for Forest Business (CFB). The successful candidate will develop and implement field and analytical sampling methodology, perform data analysis, develop written reports, develop research proposals, and travel to collect and present data at conferences. The candidate will support the mission of the CFB by managing and assisting undergraduate and graduate student research projects and supporting general Center activities as needed. Allocation of effort is expected to be: 50% research coordination, 25% research reports, 15% research proposals, 10% CFB support.
The position requires a Master’s degree with at least one degree in forestry preferred and a working knowledge of and interest in forest business and the southern U.S. wood supply chain. We seek candidates with the ability to coordinate and implement research projects and work effectively in a team environment; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; ability to design, implement, and analyze forest business related studies including harvest systems evaluation, transportation logistics, supply chain optimization, and environmental impact assessments; ability to synthesize project-related literature; and the ability to write and review refereed journal articles, project reports, and research proposals; ability to provide appropriate guidance and instruction to undergraduate and graduate students. The candidate will develop new or adapt established methods to achieve project goals using sound judgment and problem-solving skills. The candidate must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), ArcGIS, and data analysis software; must possess excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills; must be detail-oriented and demonstrate appropriate professional skills. The successful candidate should have a strong background and interest in applied forestry and field data collection.
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Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, unofficial transcripts of all college-level work, and names and contact information for three references. All applicants must apply online through the UGAjobs system (https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/267645). For more information, please contact Dr. Chad Bolding (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Dr. Joe Conrad (email@example.com).