The R&D Coordinator conducts research and technology transfer efforts in forest genetics and tree improvement. This will include tree breeding and testing to develop elite genotypes with improved growth, stem quality and disease resistance. Assist with seed orchard management
and control pollination programs to produce the seed needed for reforestation. Coordinate Rayonier’s R&D efforts in the Alabama resource unit, including genetics, silviculture and biometrics research. Work closely with the entire Research, Productivity and Sustainability Team
to plan and conduct the needed research and transfer the results to end users in operations and staff departments to provide decision support for genetic deployment, precision silviculture, inventory, and growth and yield modeling.
Approximately 60% of this position will be dedicated to genetics and tree improvement activities and 40% to coordinating R&D and technology transfer in the AL Resource Unit. This position will be located in Andalusia, Alabama. Travel to other parts of the South and the Pacific Northwest will be required.
MS degree required (Ph.D. a plus) in forest genetics and tree improvement.
Experience in the genetics of and screening for disease resistance is preferred.