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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 2, 2023

Job Description

The Forest Modeling Research Cooperative (FMRC) in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech, is hiring a full-time research associate or senior research associate. The FMRC is a leading research cooperative in the region that develops forest growth and yield models, decision support tools, and advanced inventory methodology for both planted and natural forests. The research associate will be directly involved in all aspects of the cooperative’s research program and other day-to-day operations. The Senior Research Associate will provide additional support through developing and leading original research projects that are in line with cooperative goals and objectives.

Required Qualifications

• M.S (Research Associate) or Ph.D. (Senior Research Associate) in forestry. An advanced degree with significant related work experience may be considered in lieu of the Ph.D. for the senior research associate rank.
• Proficiency in statistics including the use of software (e.g. R, python)
• Experience with forestry field studies and inventory methodology
• Ability to travel and work outdoors in forested environments in inclement weather

Preferred Qualifications

• Publication record in peer-reviewed journals (required for Senior Research Associate)
• Programming skills (e.g. C, Fortran)
• Work experience in forest industry, public agencies, or related fields

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Salary Information


Review Date

April 30, 2023

Additional Information

This position is located in Blacksburg, VA but a hybrid or other locations within the United States may be considered. Anticipated start date: June 5, 2023 (flexible).

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Patrick Green at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: April 2, 2023
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