Research Associate #605078
The Ecological Restoration Institute (ERI) at Northern Arizona
University (NAU) is seeking to fill a position for a Research
Associate who will implement the ERI’s forest operations and
biomass utilization projects in accordance with the ERI and NAU
strategic plans and annual work plans set out by the organization.
The successful candidate will work collaboratively to develop a
Forest Operations Training Center, manage new and ongoing research
activities, and assist in the development of forest products
industry and innovation strategies for forest restoration
operations. S/he will work within the guidelines, policies, and
mission of the ERI and NAU.
The ideal candidate would start in November 2020.
Duties and responsibilities include:
Development of Forest Operations Training Center
Establishing formal collaboration with key partners such as
Coconino County, Coconino Community College, USDA Forest Service,
Department of Defense, and equipment manufacturers.
With those partners, preparing a work plan for a Forest Operations Training Center in Northern Arizona.
Developing training programs and curricula for the three training streams envisioned for the Forest Operations Training Center: forestry machine operators, truck drivers, and heavy equipment repair & maintenance professionals.
Coordinating the planning and implementation efforts for the Forest Operations Training Center programs.
Identifying and pursuing funding sources for the Forest Operations Training Center in collaboration with key partners.
Research & Development
In conjunction with other ERI staff, planning and designing new
research projects, establishing priorities, and recommending work
schedules and costs. These projects should relate to the efficiency
and efficacy of forest restoration in the Southwestern United
Performing complex statistical analyses, which includes selecting appropriate analysis procedures, setting up data for analysis, and producing written reports and journal articles on the analysis results.
Presenting project results to internal and external parties at professional conferences, seminars, and workshops.
Liaising with other NAU departments and off-campus stakeholders and partners to ensure project success.
For more information on the Ecological Restoration Institute, please visit https://nau.edu/ERI/.
Master’s degree in Forest Operations and three years of directly-related work experience in managing mechanical fuels treatments and forest restoration thinning projects on public and private forestlands or other experience pertinent to this position.
PhD in Forest Operations or related field and work experience in
operations logistics and forest products business
Teaching and management experience in post-secondary educational programs would be an asset to this position.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
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