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2022-11-28

Principal Researcher Position in Forest Entomology // 5 December 2022

The National Institute of Agricultural Research of Uruguay (INIA) is looking for a researcher in the field of forest entomology. The hired candidate will join a multidisciplinary team operating in INIA Tacuarembó, within the Forestry Research System. The successful candidate will - Develop and conduct research projects on forest pests; - Be part of multidisciplinary teams and participate in international networks; - Prepare technical reports and write scientific manuscripts; - Suggest, plan, and conduct outreach activities for diverse target audience (stakeholders, decision-makers, students, and general public); - Supervise and evaluate performance of personnel under their direction.

Institution:   National Institute of Agricultural Research of Uruguay (INIA)
Duty station:  Tacuarembó, Uruguay, with travel around the country and abroad
Closing Date:  5 December 2022

Details:  http://www.inia.uy/Documentos/P%C3%BAblicos/Llamados%20de%20personal/TB/llamado%20investigador-a%20entomolog%C3%ADa.pdf


2022-11-28

Two Doctors / PhD Positions // 21 December 2022

Professor José G. Borges is looking for two Doctors / PhDs to do research with his team at the Forest Research Centre of the School of Agriculture (ISA) within the framework of the H2020 FIRE RES project.

However, collaboration with European partners is foreseen and encouraged as well as work visits to colleagues in the USA, Costa Rica, Canada, Brazil and Chile within the scope of the DecisionES project which he also coordinates at ISA.

Institution:  Forest Research Centre of the School of Agriculture of the University of Lisbon
Duty station:  Lisbon, Portugal
Closing date:  21 December 2022
Send applications to:  forchange(at)isa.ulisboa.pt, with cc to joseborges(at)isa.ulisboa.pt

H2020 FIRE RES project:  https://fire-res.eu/
DecisionES project:  https://decisiones.ctfc.cat/

Details:  https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/865586; https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/865587


2022-11-24

PhD position in silviculture: Resilient regeneration methods to restore forests in a climate change hot spot // 15 December 2022

As part of the recently funded inter- and transdisciplinary project cluster WaldlabOR (Forest Lab Upper Rhine: Adaptation strategies for the conservation of forest ecosystem services in climate change hotspots), the Chair of Silviculture at the University of Freiburg invites applications for a 4-yr doctoral position in a joint project with the Forest Research Institute of Baden-Württemberg. The PhD research will focus on innovative silvicultural options including irrigation to regenerate new forests in areas with dieback from drought and other causes.

Freiburg University is looking for a highly motivated and co-operative person with a strong background in forest ecology and silviculture. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated his/her ability to successfully carry out relevant (experimental) research and data analyses, and to communicate the results. Experience in publishing in scientific journals is desirable. The applicant is expected to establish, in cooperation with project partners, field experiments and to develop innovative irrigation solutions. He/she should be able to independently plan and undertake field sampling and coordinate work with other project partners. A strong statistical background and experience with R and systematic reviews/meta-analysis are desirable. Knowledge of German and a strong command of English are desirable. The candidate needs to communicate with project partners and stakeholders and should actively participate in networking and outreach activities under the project and funding line.

Institution:   Chair of Silviculture, University of Freiburg
Duty station:  Freiburg, Germany
Closing Date:  15 December 2022

Details:  https://www.waldbau.uni-freiburg.de/jobs/jobs


2022-11-15

3 positions in forest pathology // 30 November 2022

Research Associate 1 and Master’s student (oak wilt): The Sakalidis, McCullough and Cregg Labs at Michigan State University are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate and a Master’s student for a project focusing on oak wilt management and options to reduce collateral damage that is funded through the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program (MISGP) and through MSU Project GREEEN. The research team will oversee implementation and evaluation of tactics designed to mitigate impacts of oak wilt infection on surrounding oaks, the loss of healthy oak trees, and the cost of oak wilt treatments. This project seeks to further our understanding of how prophylactic and post-infection treatments affect oak xylem anatomy and to assess inoculum dosage in relation to the likelihood of disease development.

Research Associate 2 (chestnut diseases): The Sakalidis Lab at Michigan State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate for a project focusing on chestnut disease management and that is funded through a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant. The researcher will evaluate field management strategies for brown rot and continue to study the biology and communities of pathogens that cause chestnut diseases in commercial chestnut orchards.

Institutions:   The Sakalidis, McCullough and Cregg Labs, Michigan State University
Duty station:  East Lansing, Michigan, USA 
Closing Date:  30 November 2022

Details:  https://forestpathology.msu.edu/people/available-positions/


2022-11-14

Program Director, XPRIZE Wildfire // Interview process will start in the next few weeks.

The XPRIZE Foundation is seeking a leader for our XPRIZE Wildfire competition. XPRIZE Wildfire is a five-year competition that will recruit interdisciplinary teams of innovators from around the world to develop and scale integrated systems that can autonomously detect, assess and suppress potentially catastrophic wildfires quickly on both the local and global scales. The Prize Director is responsible for overall operations and management of the Prize competition, including coordination of operations, team relations, marketing, contract negotiations, and budget. This person will be able to not only clearly explain the subject matter to non-technical team members, executives and clients, but importantly, is also able to represent the competition and its goals to internal and external constituencies.

Institution:  XPRIZE
Duty station:  Los Angeles, CA, USA
Closing date:  Apply as soon as possible, as the interview process will start in the next few weeks.

Details:  https://xprize.applytojob.com/apply/job_20221103161822_WYPF9ARUPCXKQPKY


2022-11-14

Technical Lead, XPRIZE Wildfire // Interview process will start in the next few weeks.

XPRIZE is seeking an established and experienced Technical Lead to lead and drive subject matter expertise on XPRIZE Wildfire, within the Biodiversity & Conservation Domain. XPRIZE Wildfire is a five-year competition that will recruit interdisciplinary teams of innovators from around the world to develop and scale integrated systems that can autonomously detect, assess and suppress potentially catastrophic wildfires quickly on both the local and global scales. The Technical Lead for XPRIZE Wildfire will play a key role in shaping and executing XPRIZE Wildfire. The position is full-time, and projected to last for the prize’s five year duration. This individual is responsible for ensuring the technical rigor and safety of the competition, and is a technical expert. The Technical Lead is responsible for leading technical and engineering elements of prize operations including field testing and judging process, technical partnerships, technical team communications, managing contractors related to technical prize operations, and serving as a technical expert on the prize externally. This person will develop and lead partnerships related to testing and evaluation, and manage the panel of independent judges. They will also manage the competition guidelines and supporting documents (e.g. Rules, or technical updates), and issue updates as needed throughout the course of the prize. This person will also contribute to team recruitment; execute team outreach and recruitment webinars.

Institution:  XPRIZE
Duty station:  CA, USA
Closing date:  Apply as soon as possible, as the interview process will start in the next few weeks.

Details:  https://xprize.applytojob.com/apply/job_20221103180458_XXYNSFBLEISNOQQS


2022-11-14

Manager, XPRIZE Wildfire // Interview process will start in the next few weeks.

XPRIZE is seeking an experienced Project Manager with demonstrated proficiency in the operations of long-term interdisciplinary programs for XPRIZE Wildfire, within the Biodiversity & Conservation Domain. XPRIZE Wildfire is a five-year competition that will recruit interdisciplinary teams of innovators from around the world to develop and scale integrated systems that can autonomously detect, assess and suppress potentially catastrophic wildfires quickly on both the local and global scales. Familiar with key issues and challenges related to wildfire and natural resource management, the Manager will lead and perform tasks for recruiting and supporting competing teams, and managing partners and the wider global ecosystem involved in the XPRIZE Wildfire competition. The Manager is highly organized, collaborative, professional, and motivated. The candidate is responsible for building and maintaining relationships internally and externally, and expertly manages project budgets, external events, independent consultants, and supports internal and external prize communication. The Manager will also play a key role supporting and leading initiatives and activities involving field testing and scaling impact.

Institution:  XPRIZE
Duty station:  Los Angeles, CA, USA
Closing date:  Apply as soon as possible, as the interview process will start in the next few weeks.

Details:  https://xprize.applytojob.com/apply/job_20221103163705_LIN7QP0SHN6SA1S3


2022-11-01

Senior Scientist Molecular Forest Pathology // 30 November 2022

An opportunity exists for a Senior Scientist - Molecular Forest Pathology to join Scion's Pathology Diagnostics and Collections Team based at the Rotorua Campus. The successful applicant will be part of a team delivering innovative research that addresses some of the most critical issues facing forestry, including the interaction between pathogens, their hosts and environment. The successful candidate will have opportunities to lead, define and develop projects in molecular biology, "omics" and bioinformatics, and offer mentoring and coaching to others with a focus on advancing Scion's science excellence.

Institution:  Pathology Diagnostics and Collections Team, Scion
Duty station:  Rotorua, New Zealand
Closing date:  30 November 2022, 17:00

Details:  https://careers.sciencenewzealand.org/jobdetails/ajid/RKRA9/Senior-Scientist-Molecular-Forest-Pathology,47556.html


2022-10-27

Research Scientist of Circular Forest Bioproducts // 12 January 2023

The School of Forest Resources (SFR) at the University of Maine is inviting applications for the position of Research Scientist of Circular Forest Bioproducts. The purpose of the position is to conduct research and collaborate with researchers in topics related to assessment of sustainability impacts of forest-based circular bioeconomy with an aim to evaluate and improve post-harvest product "hotspots" in the value chain. Primary program areas include value-added bioproducts from forest biomass, packaging, and wood-based composites, and building materials. The individual will serve on graduate student committees, develop and participate in research proposals, be active in presentations and involved with conferences, partner organizations, and professional societies.

Institution:  The School of Forest Resources (SFR), University of Maine
Duty Station:  Orono, ME, USA
Closing date:  12 January 2023

Details:  https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=78566&job=research-scientist-of-circular-forest-bioproducts


2022-09-13

Faculty Position in Forest Restoration and Forest Vegetation // 30 November 2022

The School of Forestry and Resource Conservation, National Taiwan University currently has an opening in the "Forest Restoration and Forest Vegetation" area. Position Type: Full-time Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor, starting date 1 August 2023. Please mail the required documents in hard copy to the School of Forestry and Resource Conservation, National Taiwan University. The documents must be received before 1 December 2022. For more information (including qualifications, required documents and mail address) visit the website below.

Organization:  School of Forestry and Resource Conservation, National Taiwan University
Closing date:  30 November 2022

Details:  https://www.fo.ntu.edu.tw/en/news/Faculty-Position-Announcement-68883989