Postdoctoral Researcher Gandhi

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Posting NumberG/R10325PWorking TitlePostdoctoral Researcher GandhiDepartmentWarnell AD ResearchAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Advertised SalaryCommensurate with experienceAnticipated Start Date09/15/2020Posting Date10/12/2020Closing DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EOO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).


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To conduct computing and field (select and establish sites, collect, and analyze data, etc.) research on the effects of stand- and landscape-level characteristics along with prior management practices on the impacts of Hurricane Michael and other wind disturbances in the southeastern region.

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Timely dissemination of results in peer-reviewed journals, outreach publications, and book chapters, and various presentations at scientific meetings.

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Outreach, networking with other scientists, stakeholders, and collaborators, and writing grant proposals, as needed.

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Work and collaborate with the forest entomology and biometrics lab group on various forest health related projects.

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Classification TitlePost-Doctoral Associate ADFLSAExemptUGA Job CodeJob FamilyFTE1.00Minimum QualificationsPosition Summary

The Gandhi Forest Entomology Laboratory and Montes Biometrics Laboratory at the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia invites applications from highly motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral researchers. This collaborative work will be conducted with the USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station. Several teams and personnel will be involved in the project along with the USDA Forest Service FIA, USDA Forest Service EFETAC, USDA Forest Service GTAC, private forest companies, Southern Pine Health Research Cooperative, and Plantation Management Research Cooperative. The postdoctoral project will focus on the effects of stand- and landscape-level characteristics along with prior management practices on the impacts of Hurricane Michael. Fieldwork in the southeastern region, and in-depth statistical modeling and remote sensing work will be required.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in PositionKnowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

The ideal candidate will possess a strong quantitative background in statistical modeling, remote sensing, ecology and knowledge of programming languages like Python or R. An independent spirit to develop, conduct, and publish research is highly desired.

Physical Demands

Field research will include driving long distances, overnight travel for extended periods, and long hours in the woods with heat, mosquitoes, chiggers, ticks, etc., and carrying heavy supplies and equipment. Laboratory research will include sitting for long periods of time.

Is this a Position of Trust?YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoIs driving a requirement of this position?YesDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)NoPosting Specific Questions

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    Posted: 10/13/2020
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