The successful candidate will be a member of the Southern Timberlands Technology (STT) Team that develops and implements new technology for growing
southern yellow pine plantations. The STT conducts cutting edge research in plantation management and is responsible for improving the knowledge and science
used to manage stand in a sustainable way. The candidate will work with a team of researchers and area foresters to manage studies and developing operating
guidelines for the business. This position is responsible for implementing all facets of the Production Forestry field research program across Southern Timberlands. It
requires strong communication with scientists and the entire STT Team to ensure field test sites are properly selected, site prepared, established, maintained,
measured, and documented. The Research Forester will be able to conduct research on various aspects of silviculture, forest soils, tree genetics, tree physiology,
remote sensing, plant pathology and plant nutrition. Additionally, the position will be responsible for transferring technological information in a practical manner to
managers, silvicultural foresters, harvesting foresters, planners, and other relevant parties. This transfer of information may be in the form of group presentations,
field tours, and written reports. Assist in all aspects of the Production Forestry Field Research Program, as well as other related areas of research (Environmental
and Tree Improvement) as needed.
In addition to formal research activities, the successful candidate is expected to stay abreast of current science, to understand operational practices, and to recognize
research needs and challenges as they arise. Experience with UAVs (drones) is a plus. The successful applicant will be expected to earn a UAV pilots license within
6 months of starting.