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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Forest Biometrics

The Forest Biometrics team in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture (ATCOFA) at Stephen F. Austin State University, a member of The University of Texas System, is seeking to hire a forest biometrician to serve as a postdoctoral researcher. The ideal candidate will be interested in growth and yield modeling, data analysis, and working with the East Texas Pine Plantation Research Project (ETPPRP). ETPPRP is a regional, long-term pine plantation research co-op program, targeting to provide quantitative information for pine plantation management. The successful candidate must be a self-motivated individual with demonstrated knowledge and experience with forest quantitative management, data analysis and be capable of writing manuscripts independently. Opportunities exist for immediate work on current projects and manuscripts, as well as working with graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D. levels). The postdoc will work directly with four ATCOFA faculty members: Drs. Yuhui Weng, Pat Stephens-Williams, Anusha Shrestha, and Mr. John Kidd.

Continuance of this position is contingent upon available funding. This position is a two-year initial appointment with the potential of 5 years based on performance.

Additional Qualifications:
  • Possess a doctoral degree in biometrics, forestry, ecology, natural resources, or related discipline.
  • Research experience and knowledge in quantitative forest management, experimental design, and biological modeling, in particular in modeling how silviculture activities change forest growth, environments, and economy.
  • Ability to work independently, and with others in a fast-paced environment and manage small teams of assistants, as well as collaborate with other senior and junior team members (i.e., co-supervise graduate students).
  • Good publication record for career stage.
  • Experience with R, SAS, SPSS, ArcGIS, and remote sensing.
  • Ability to visualize and interpret results and experience writing manuscripts.
  • Possess strong organizational and communication skills.

Additional Responsibilities:
  • Conducts statistical analyses and modeling to data in forest growth, human dimensions, and economics.
  • Collaborates with team members to design and implement research projects and perform literature reviews.
  • Publishes research findings in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Contributes to grant writing and fundraising efforts.

About Us:Stephen F. Austin State University is located in Nacogdoches, Texas, in the East Texas Pineywoods region approximately 140 miles northeast of Houston and 165 miles southeast of Dallas. With a population of 33,000 residents, Nacogdoches is the oldest town in Texas and has a rich historical background dating back to the establishment of Spanish missions in 1721-22. The university is a comprehensive institution dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Enrollment is about 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Graduate students can earn degrees from 40 master's and 3 doctoral programs. The Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture enrolls about 800 undergraduate and 75 Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy students. The college offers B.S., M.F. M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Forestry with major concentrations in Forest Management, Wildlife Management, Human Dimensions, Urban, Fire Ecology and Management, and Agroforestry. Students can also earn a B.S. and M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences or Agriculture and a B.S. in Geospatial Science. Stephen F. Austin State University became a member of The University of Texas System on September 1, 2023.

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