Research Assistant Scientist (81877)

University of Florida (Gainesville)

United States

October 12, 2021

Description

Job Description

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. We strongly encourage historically underrepresented groups to apply.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or visit Accessibility at UF .

This is a 12 month non-tenure position that will be 100% research available in the Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences , Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. Duties will include estimate the three-dimensional decay dynamics of woody debris created by a hurricane. In particular, the successful candidate will work closely with a post-doctoral associate who will focus on translating LiDAR collected from aircraft and an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), to volume estimates of woody debris. The position includes travel, fieldwork, and undergraduate mentoring.

Job Qualifications

Required:

A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in (Forestry) or a closely related discipline is required. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships, and procurement of extramural funding. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system. Candidates must also have a commitment to IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability.

Preferred:

Researchers with experience in statistical modeling, remote sensing, forestry, or ecosystem ecology are encouraged to apply.

Instructions

Nominations

Nominations are welcome. Nominations need to include the complete name and address of the nominee. This information should be sent to:

Please refer to Requisition # 81877

Please feel to contact Jason Vogel (jvogel@ufl.edu) or Eben Broadbent (eben@ufl.edu) with any questions.

Chair, Search and Screen Committee

University of Florida

Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences

136 Newins-Ziegler Hall

Box 110410

Gainesville, FL 32611

Telephone: (352) 846-0879

Facsimile: (352) 392-1707

Electronic Mail: jvogel@ufl.edu or eben@ufl.edu

Application Information

  • Individuals wishing to apply should go online to https:// apply.interfolio.com/94353 and submit:
  • Cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae, including peer-reviewed publications, and cover letter that includes summary of relevant research experience and interests and brief description of mentoring activities,
  • Contact information (including email addresses) for 3 individuals willing to write letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at https:// www. naces.org/.

    The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

    The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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