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Research Associate I - Wildfire Adaptation Coordination

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Research Associate I - Wildfire Adaptation Coordination
University of Idaho

Performs research activities and analysis; implements and evaluates research procedures and data. Records observations and measurements then reports results. Responsible for analyzing and preparing results for publication. Works under general supervision with a certain degree of creativity and latitude. May supervise junior research personnel.
Duties may include:

  • Providing technical support in planning and/or designing of scientific projects, studies, or applications

  • Planning and conducting research and analysis of scientific data

  • Interpreting test results and comparing with determined standards and limits

  • Identifying and evaluating scientific samples and determining need for further testing

  • Developing recommendations and/or providing solutions, standards, and protocol to a wide range of difficult problems

  • Planning, designing, developing, monitoring and/or evaluating portions of a scientific project, study, or application

  • Providing scientific evaluations/assessments

  • Researching, implementing, standardizing, and evaluating new procedures

  • Maintaining detailed records of results and prepares written reports acceptable to the Principal Investigator and funding agencies

  • Other duties as assigned

Two years of post-bachelor’s research experience related to the domain of this position

Bachelor’s degree in a wildfire, natural resource social science, or related natural resource discipline

Ability to travel
Additional Preferred
Master’s degree in a wildfire, natural resource social science, or related natural resource discipline
Formal training or experience in applied extension, outreach, or coordination of collective action, including demonstrated skill in coordinating or facilitating working groups or collaboratives addressing environmental issues
Ability to design, implement and monitor outreach or extension efforts, with an emphasis on the co-development and implementation of collective natural resource or emergency management actions/agreements or plans
Ability to contribute toward broader University of Idaho research on wildfire management, emergency management, collaborative natural resource management, or related policy applications
Experience with qualitative and quantitative social science, economic or ecological methods for obtaining data
Ability to work with state agency land managers in the achievement of goals surrounding wildfire management and risk reduction
Ability to coordinate and facilitate various groups of stakeholders toward collaborative decisions that inform or utilize various forms of information (e.g. local knowledge, scientific findings, joint fact finding)
Oral and written communication skills relevant to scientific and natural resource management audiences.
Job Type
Full Time Entry Level, Full Time Experienced
Grangeville, Idaho United States
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