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Postdoctoral Research Position
Department Forestry and Environmental Resources

The Department of Forestry and Environmental Sciences is seeking a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral researcher to join our dynamic team to study the impacts of prescribed burning on water quality and quantity. The successful candidate will contribute to cutting-edge research in the interface of Wildland Fire and Watershed Science, with a focus on understanding the interactions between fire dynamics, hydrological processes, and ecosystem responses. Compensation will start at $61,800 with benefits. The current funding lasts for 3 years with a built in 3% raise each year. The project began 16 years ago with the creation of a paired watershed in the Piedmont of North Carolina.

Key Responsibilities:

 Manage and conduct research on topics related to wildland fire behavior, fire ecology, and hydrological impacts of fire.

 Implement field experiments using fire science, data analysis, and modeling studies.

 Train summer students and collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, including ecologists, hydrologists, climate scientists, fire scientists, and land managers.

 Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals and present results at scientific conferences.

 Contribute to the preparation of research proposals and progress reports.

Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Hydrology, Forestry, Ecology, or Fire Science.
Demonstrated expertise in wildland fire science, hydrology, or a closely related area.
Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical or computational modeling tools.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with field measurement of fuels, fire intensity, GIS or experience with field measurements in watershed hydrology.
A track record of publications in high-impact journals.
Familiarity with grant writing and project management.
Ability to obtain a North Carolina Drivers License
Experience with fire, including NWCG courses: IC-100, S-130, S-190, L-180
Job Type
Full Time Entry Level, Full Time Experienced
Raleigh, North Carolina United States
Posted on
Expires on
Desired Start Date
Not provided
How to Apply
Application Instructions:
To apply, please submit the following documents to Dr. Joseph Roise . We
will start reviewing applicants on July 1, 2024 and continue until a suitable applicant is found.
1. A cover letter describing your research interests and how they align with the position.
2. A detailed CV.
3. Contact information for three professional references.
4. A sample of relevant written work (e.g., a journal article or dissertation chapter).