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Postdoctoral Fellow- Forest Operations
Auburn University

Date Posted May 31, 2024
Title Postdoctoral Fellow- Forest Operations
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Forest Ecology & Management
    Environmental Science & Ecology

Job Description Summary

Poultry and forestry contribute $43 billion annually to Alabama’s economy, with most of the 210,000 poultry and forestry related jobs in rural areas of the state. This project aims at advancing rural Alabama by leveraging and applying modern technology to these two industries. Our focus will be on the forestry industry by partnering with stakeholders to learn about key issues/challenges and develop technology solutions to improve the industry’s competitiveness and sustainability.
Project Objectives Related to the Forestry Industry:
1) Develop technology solutions and market intelligence that will help landowners, loggers, and processors of timber improve their competitiveness and sustainability;
2) Promote technologies that will advance the timber industry;
3) Predict and protect against cyber-physical vulnerabilities in the timber industry; and
4) Facilitate the development of new case studies that provide a vision for new opportunities in the forestry industry in Alabama and the rural South.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must possess a PhD in forestry at time of employment. The individual must be self-motivated, have a solid background in forest operations, and be willing to conduct fieldwork and travel to remote research sites. A valid U.S. driver’s license or the ability to obtain one is required. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment.

Desired Qualifications

Familiarity with the forest industry in the United States (loggers, foresters, timber buyers, mills, transportation, etc.).

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications should be received by June 5, 2024. We anticipate a start date of August 19, 2024. Applicants must complete the online application at this link to include a letter of interest, Curriculum vitae, names and full contact information of at least three professional references, and official transcripts (transcript should show conferral of Doctorate degree and date of conferral.)

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