Wetland Research Scientist
SEEKING WETLAND RESEARCH SCIENTIST TO CONDUCT RESEARCH IN WASHINGTON STATE FOREST LANDS
Come work with us as we develop the science around the effects of timber harvest and other forest practices on aquatic habitat! We seek a research scientist to help us with investigations on wetlands in forests and the effects of timber harvest and buffers on them. We seek a scientist with knowledge of ecology, statistical study designs, geographic information systems (GIS), and analyses of complex natural systems and what is necessary to tease out treatment effects from highly variable background conditions. We would prefer to have a scientist who has focused on nutrient cycling, water quality, wetland vegetation, and wetland processes, but we need more importantly to have someone with a strong research background. Knowledge of forestry, fishes and other aquatic biota is also highly desirable but are not the primary expertise sought for this position. You will be joining a small team consisting of a forest hydrologist, geologist/geomorphologist, and Eastern Washington riparian ecologist, along with several project managers with ecological backgrounds as the staff researchers for the Cooperative Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research committee (CMER) committee. We have several planned wetland research projects for which you will have primary responsibility, although we generally work as a team. Other team members contribute where our expertise is germane to certain aspects of projects and the holder of this position is likely to, at times, contribute to non-wetland projects when and where their expertise is needed, so you would not be working in isolation.
For job announcement and application information go to: https://nwifc.org/cmer-wetland-scientist/
Job Type : Full-Time
Education Level : Masters, Doctoral
Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level