The Northern Research Station of the USDA Forest Service plans to advertise a 13-month TERM position (renewable up to 4 years) for a Biological Science Information Specialist (GS-0401-11) to be located in Rhinelander, WI.
About this Position
The successful candidate will be an integral member of an interdisciplinary research-management team conducting novel research on developing large-scale climate adaptive silvicultural strategies to save at-risk boreal wildlife species, specifically improving moose habitat in the near-term while also planning for future forest conditions in a changing climate. The incumbent will be responsible for manipulating and analyzing geospatial data to support research associated with spatially detailed ecological landscape models, specifically LANDIS-II, including coding, calibrating, validating and managing models. The successful candidate will have opportunities to contribute to the development, testing and improvement of new model capabilities within LANDIS-II for use in the moose habitat study and other model applications.
We are looking for candidates with (1) Knowledge of geospatial technology as related to simulation modeling; (2) Knowledge of various programming and scripting languages such as C#, Python, R, Windows API, including modular design, programming best practices, testing, debugging, version control and maintenance; (3) Knowledge of general concepts, practices, and methods of the biological sciences sufficient to interpret, evaluate, and identify forest ecosystems.
Anticipated start date is December 2020.