The Earth Systems Ecology Lab at the University of New Mexico is advertising for a Research Scientist to assist with a research project in the Sierra Nevada focused on understanding the carbon dynamics of forest restoration. This field and lab based position will require the employee to spend up to four months per year working and living at the Teakettle Experimental Forest in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California and the remainder of the year working in the lab at the University of New Mexico. The research site is in a remote location and the employee will be required to camp. A building is available with kitchen and bathroom facilities. The employee will be responsible for performing forest inventory data collection in support of a project to quantify the effects of a second entry prescribed fire on forest carbon dynamics. Specific data collection will include mapping and measuring trees and measuring surface fuels, understory vegetation, and collecting soil samples. The employee will oversee data collection by other research technicians, ensuring data quality and completeness. The employee will be responsible for field season preparation, including equipment maintenance and readiness prior to the start of the field season. While in the lab, the employee will be responsible for data quality assurance and quality control, performing data analysis, contributing to the preparation of abstracts and manuscripts, as well as other miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. Salary range: $2686.33-$3165.06 plus benefits.
Preferred qualifications include a Bachelor or Master’s degree in ecology, forestry, biology, or environmental science; previous data collection experience for 2-3 field seasons; previous experience working in a remote location; experience using a geographic information system; experience conducting data analysis in R or Python.
Application review will begin 13 June.
For additional information and to apply visit: unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=87538
Department of Biology
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131