This position will be responsible for compiling and analyzing datasets related to invasive grasses across several western states, specifically focusing on plant abundance measures related to environmental characteristics and treatment-response information. This scientist will be part of a team of researchers from Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, and New Mexico focused on ecology and management if invasive grasses in rangeland ecosystems. This is temporary position scheduled to be completed in September 2022.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The successful applicant will coordinate with researchers in multiple states to compile, analyze, and present existing and newly-developed datasets using various analytical approaches. Overarching goals of the project focus on increasing our understanding of impacts and management responses of invasive grasses in grassland and shrubland ecosystems of the western U.S. Frequent communication with research partners and land managers will be required, but physical travel will be fairly limited. The successful applicant will have professional development opportunities through the University of Wyoming to further prepare them for their career.
A Doctoral Degree is required for this position, however, consideration will be given to applicants that are currently pursuing their Doctoral Degree and will complete the degree prior to starting work.
Ph.D. in weed science, rangeland ecology, plant ecology, or related discipline (will consider All But Dissertation applicants (ABD))
Strong statistical and analytical skills
Ability to work independently
Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills
Valid driver's license with a motor vehicle record (MVR) that is compliant with the University Official Vehicle Policy found at: https://www.uwyo.edu/risk/_files/docs/offical-vehicle-policy.pdf
Competitive candidates will have one or more of the following:
Experience working with various types of vegetation data
Experience with R, ArcGIS, meta-analytical techniques, and/or other analysis tools
Ability to design, interpret, and communicate relatively large datasets related to plant ecology and weed management
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and professionally with diverse stakeholders
Demonstrated ability to communicate scientific findings through publications and presentations
Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references.
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